Court Information, Statutes & Regulations

Court Information

Texas Game Wardens and Park Peace Officers are commissioned peace officers and file court cases with a variety of courts, depending upon the individual location and situation. Court clerks and officers alike use a variety of tools to classify and dispose of those cases. Some of those tools are contained here.

TPWD Violation Codes/Cites
Listing of Water Safety, Fishing, Wildlife and Other violation codes

 

Arrest Citation Disposition Report - Court (PWD 460A) | PDF
Form for court clerks and officers to submit fines to the agency

 

Court Citation Disposition Report - Court (PWD 1102) | PDF
Form for officers to submit citation dispositions

Statutes & Regulations

The law enforcement officers employed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have the same powers and privileges as any other state peace officers. They have the same authority as a sheriff, for instance, to arrest, serve criminal or civil process, and require aid in serving criminal or civil process, and may arrest without a warrant any person in this state for violating the law. The primary duty of the agency’s law enforcement personnel is to enforce statutes (for example, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code and the Texas Penal Code) enacted by the Texas Legislature, as well as regulations (sometimes referred to as “proclamations”) enacted by the Parks and Wildlife Commission under authority delegated by the legislature. In addition, Texas game wardens hold federal commissions issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Commerce for purposes of enforcing federal fisheries and wildlife laws in Texas.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Code (Statutes)
Statutes passed by the state legislature

 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Administrative Code (Regulations)
Regulations passed by the agency commission

 

Federal Dove Baiting Law
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, Dove Hunting and Baiting overview

 

Federal Waterfowl Baiting Law
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, Waterfowl Hunting and Baiting overview

 

Federal Fishing Regulations
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council overview of federal fishing regulations

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