RRC Houston District Office Is Closed

The RRC Houston District Office is closed due to a power outage from last week’s storm damage in the city. If you need assistance, you can contact the office by calling 713-869-5001 or by emailing Houston@rrc.texas.gov.

Resources for Homeowners

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) adopted the Pipeline Damage Prevention Rules under Title 16 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 18.  The rule, which became effective September 1, 2007, applies to pipeline operators and persons engaged in or preparing to engage in excavation activities in the vicinity of a pipeline.


Damage Reporting Form

This form is to be completed by an Excavator/Homeowner following a pipeline damage.


 This form can be completed by a Excavator/Homeowner or an Operator to report Non-Compliance of Chapter 18 where no damage has occurred.

811 Before You Dig

About 811  - Texas law requires homeowners to contact 811 two-business days (excluding weekends and holidays) before digging, even if you’re working in your own backyard.

Texas811 Process Video