Violations & Compliance

Performing work in waters of the United States without authorization by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a valid permit can have serious repercussions. Work can include placing fill in waters of the U.S. (including wetlands) and/or work (such as dredging) or construction of a structure in navigable waters.

Compliance is an important part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Regulatory Program. The majority of all district actions involving the reported violations are referred from the public.  The Corps can prescribe corrective action, impose fines, and/or prescribe the removal of the offending fill, work or structure.

Reporting Violations - Please email, all available information about the location and/or activity. We will use the information provided to initiate an investigation.  However, for best results, we ask that you also attach maps, photographs, and any other pertinent information to your email.  You may also contact us at:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District
Regulatory Branch, Compliance Section
Attn:  Chief of Compliance
2000 Fort Point Road
Galveston, TX  77550

In addition to the Galveston District's main office, there is a field office located in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The Corpus Christi Field Office has full authority and responsibility for compliance issues in their area.  They may be contacted at:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Corpus Christi Field Office
5151 Flynn Parkway, Suite 306
Corpus Christi, TX  78411