MS4 Storm Water Permit

Tarrant County has received a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  If you have any questions about the TCEQ Storm Water Program, please visit the TCEQ website. The Tarrant County Transportation and the Tarrant County Public Health Departments will be cooperating with each other to fulfill the requirements of this permit.  Information about Tarrant County's MS4 Permit Program will be available here and on the Public Health Department's website.

Tarrant County Public Health - Storm Water

Tarrant County has prepared a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) to comply with the requirements of the TCEQ's Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit TXR040000.  On November 21, 2008, Tarrant County received MS4 Permit Number TXR040052 from the TCEQ.  The SWMP prepared by Tarrant County is a five-year program to reduce storm water pollution in the creeks and streams in the unincorporated, urbanized areas of the county.  A link to the current draft renewal SWMP document, has been provided.  If you have any questions or comments about the SWMP, please call 817-884-2634.

Tarrant County Storm Water Management Plan 2019-2024 (DRAFT)

MS4 Annual Report for Permit Year One (2019)

MS4 Annual Report for Permit Year Two (2020)

MS4 Annual Report for Premit Year Three (2021)

MS4 Annual Report for Permit Year Four (2022)

MS4 Annual Report for Permit Year Five (2023)

Tarrant County highly recommends that all developers and engineers working in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County use the integrated Storm Water Management (iSWM) Program for Construction and Development.  This regional initiative by many of the local governments in the North Central Texas area was to produce a document that would link storm water quantity (flood protection) and storm water quality (storm water permits).  Please visit the iSWM website for current document information.

Please check this website often as the Transportation Department will update information regularly.  If you have any questions about Tarrant County's MS4 Storm Water Permit, please contact Maria C Moreno at 817-884-2634  If your question can not be answered, you will be directed to the local, state or federal agency that can answer your question.