The Boundary and Realty Division (BRD) conducts technical investigations related to definition, demarcation, and monumentation of the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico in accordance with established treaties and minutes. BRD coordinates proposed projects along the Border for the International Boundary and Water Commission, and BRD is responsible for the administration of real property, which includes:
The BRD also coordinates the internal processing of USIBWC’s licenses, leases, and permits program for activities within the USIBWC Right-of-Way or USIBWC maintained floodways. Licenses, leases, and permits are required for the following types of projects: Commercial, Private, Grazing, Temporary Land Use, and Special Recreation. Download the Permits and License Checklist listed below for additional information.
Applications must be submitted six months in advance of the anticipated project start date.
Visits to the BRD are by appointment only and can be arranged by contacting:
Gabe Duran, Acting Realty Chief - (915) 832-4746
Jackie Corpus, Realty Specialist, HQ (915) 832-4716
Daithra Neher, Realty Speicialist, Mercedes, TX (956) 565-3150
Flood Warning Notices
Permits and License Checklist
Criteria for Construction Activities within the limits of USIBWC Floodways
Technical Drainage Report Requirements
Presidential Permit Information
Presidential Permits Information for Border Crossing Facilities (Mexico)