Contact Information

Regulatory Division
Fort Worth District (Map)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
819 Taylor Street, Room 3A37
P.O. Box 17300
Fort Worth, Texas 76102-0300


For Permitting Questions contact the Regulator of the Day at  (817) 886-1731.

To submit permit applications or report alleged violations by e-mail, go to E-Submittal Instructions for additional information.

 For Questions regarding Hunting Permits at Corps of Engineers Reservoirs, call 817-886-1571 or the Reservoir Office directly.

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Regulatory Division

The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the federal government. Initially, the Regulatory Program's purpose was fairly simple and straightforward: to protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the nation’s waters under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

In 1972, the Clean Water Act was signed into law, and the Army was directed to administer Section 404 of the Act, which regulates the discharge of dredged material, fill material or both into waters of the United States. In 1977, the Corps of Engineers’ jurisdiction was increased to include wetlands as part of the waters of the United States.

Every year, Texans begin work on numerous construction projects that could potentially impact the state’s rivers, streams, wetlands and other aquatic resources. Many of these projects have tremendous value for individuals, communities and the economy.

Through the Regulatory Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ensures that environmental impacts on aquatic resources from these projects are avoided, minimized and mitigated. Our mission in the Fort Worth District is to serve the public interest in the state, providing responsive, quality service by balancing protection and reasonable use of aquatic resources through professional administration of the Regulatory Program.

The Fort Worth District is dedicated to protecting Texas waters while allowing reasonable and necessary development to move forward. The Corps asks for your help in spreading the word to others about the permit requirements outlined here and solicits your views on better ways of attaining the goals of this program.  

Your  understanding and support is vital to the success of the program. We must work together to protect Texas water resources, ensuring their use and enjoyment for future generations, while enabling responsible development.

Special Notices

8 September 2023 - Amendment to the "Revised Definition of 'Waters of the United States'"

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army amended the Code of Federal Regulations to conform the definition of "waters of the United States" published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2023, with the 2023 Supreme Court decision.  The conforming 2023 Rule has been published in the Federal Register and is now in effect for 23 of the 27 states as shown on the Operative Definition Map of "Waters of the United States"

*It is important to note that Texas and Louisiana remain enjoined in the Southern District of Texas concerning the January 2023 Rule and that the conforming 2023 Rule does not change that.  Accordingly, Fort Worth District will continue to operate under the pre-2015 Regulatory Regime until matters with the Southern District of Texas are resolved.  

33 CFR Part 328 Revised Definition of "Waters of the United States"; Conforming

26 May 2023 - Supreme Court Ruling in Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the agencies) are in receipt of the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 25, 2023 decision in the case of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency. In light of this decision, the agencies will interpret the phrase “waters of the United States” consistent with the Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett. The agencies continue to review the decision to determine next steps.

12 April 2023 - Notice of Availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method (SDAM) for the Northeast and Southeast

On 12 April, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a joint public notice regarding the availability of the beta SDAM for the Northeast and Southeast.  The purpose of this rapid assessment tool is to help distinguish between ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial streamflow at the reach scale for the Northeast and Southeast SDAM Regions.   Practitioners are encouraged to comment on their experience using the beta SDAM during the year long beta timeframe.  Comments can be sent to the USACE email or physical address located in the public notice. 

Joint Public Notice for the Beta SDAM for the Northeast and Southeast Regions

19 March 2023 - 2023 Rule Status Update

On March 19, 2023, a district court judge for the Southern District of Texas issued an order preliminarily enjoining in Idaho and Texas the rule issued by EPA and the Department of the Army defining “waters of the United States.” In light of the preliminary injunction, the agencies are interpreting “waters of the United States” consistent with the pre-2015 regulatory regime in Idaho and Texas until further notice.

Special Notices Continued

Regulatory Program Introduction

Regulated Activities Defined

USACE Jurisdictional Determinations and Permit Decisions
  • Public Viewer for USACE projects across the country that shows final and pending IP's, emergency permits, approved jurisdictional determinations, etc.

Regulatory Program Frequently Asked Questions

Delineations and Jurisdictional Determinations (JDs)     

Jurisdictional Information

Streamflow Duration Assessment Methods (SDAMs) - Scientific tools being developed cooperatively between EPA and USACE for rapidly assessing streamflow duration and to aid in distinguishing among ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial class waters. 
Regional Supplements Map
 RGL-16-01-Jurisdictional Determinations  
Approved JDs

Emergency Permit Procedures


Electronic Permitting Process
Compliance and Enforcement-Reporting Unauthorized Activities   

Section 408-Temporary or Permanent Alterations to Civil Works Projects

Projects of Interest    
Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Section 214

Training Material