Frequently Asked Questions

Resource Protection

How can I be sure whether the State claims the bed of the stream?

The Department can give you an educated guess, based on certain characteristics and past cases, but the final arbiter of the ownership lies with the Texas General Land Office. Contact the Surveying Section, 512-463-5212 for a definitive answer. You may also contract with a registered state land surveyor, qualified to perform such surveys, if time is a critical factor.