Quarry and Pit Program


Aggregate Quarry and Pit Safety Program

The Texas Aggregate Quarry and Pit Safety Act is designed to protect the safety of the motoring public from the potential dangers of open quarries and pits.

Owner/Operator Requirements

Under the act, owners and operators of active, inactive and abandoned aggregate quarries and pits must:

  • Notify the Department of Transportation of all quarries or pits located on their property. The notification should include:
    • Name, address and phone number of property owner or operator.
    • Address or location of property containing quarry or pit.
  • Apply for and obtain a safety certificate (if required).
  • If required, erect an approved safety barrier or slope or backfill the quarry/pit to eliminate the vehicle hazard.

Violations

Quarry or pit owners who fail to comply with the act may be fined as much as $10,000 for each violation.

More Information

For more information, please call us at (512) 416-3084.

Quarry and Pit Safety Forms

You may download the software (Tools and Plug-Ins) needed to access forms or view frequently asked questions regarding forms (Online Forms FAQs).

No. Title Format
2113 Application for Cessation of Operations Application for Cessation of Operations PDF
2114 Application for Quarry and Pit Safety Certificate Application for Quarry and Pit Safety Certificate PDF
2115 Application for Transfer of Quarry and Pit Safety Certificate Application for Transfer of Quarry and Pit SafetyCertificate PDF
2116 Application for Waiver of Quarry and Pit Safety Certificate Application for Waiver of Quarry and Pit SafetyCertificate PDF

 

Mail completed forms to this address:

Texas Department of Transportation
Maintenance Division
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701-2483

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