Recovery Help for TDLR Licensees


Resources for Hurricane Preparedness

How to Contact TDLR

TDLR licensees in areas affected by a hurricane, tropical storm, or other natural disaster can email recovery@tdlr.texas.gov to receive expedited assistance with questions, plan reviews, and inspections, or call 1-800-803-9202 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Please identify the program you are calling about and have your license number ready.

Hurricane Harvey

Though Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast in August 2017, impacts from the Category 4 storm—the costliest in Texas history—continue to affect Texans. That is why Governor Greg Abbott on June 11, 2020 extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The following Texas counties, designated as disaster areas in the Governor’s declaration, remain eligible for assistance in recovering and rebuilding—as long as the declaration is renewed every 30 days: Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kerr, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Live Oak, Madison, Matagorda, Milam, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, San Jacinto, Sabine, San Augustine, San Patricio, Trinity, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Willacy, and Wilson.

Mold Assessment and Remediation

Mold is a serious health risk for Texas residents recovering from hurricane floodwaters. See TDLR's mold remediation and assessment guidance for Hurricane Harvey.

Rebuilding & Recovery

Commission To Rebuild Texas

In response to Hurricane Harvey, Governor Greg Abbott created the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas, led by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. The Commission oversees the response and relief effort between the state and local governments. Visit the Rebuild Texas website.

Was Your Elevator or Escalator Damaged During Harvey?

If your elevator or escalator was damaged or submerged during a hurricane, then it is important that the equipment be assessed by a TDLR-licensed Elevator Contractor prior to being placed back into operation. Find an Elevator Contractor near you.

Plan Reviews & Inspections

During the disaster proclamation period, TDLR will fast-track all state-required plan reviews and inspections in the affected areas for:

  • Barber and Cosmetology Schools
  • Boilers (internal extension requests)
  • Elevators
  • Licensed Breeders (pre-license inspection)
  • Tow Trucks and Vehicle Storage Facilities

Boilers: Recovering Boiler Systems After a Flood

If your boiler system flooded during a hurricane, read this important information before returning the system to service: Recovering Boiler Systems After a Flood.

Water Wells: Private Wells Under Flood Waters

If you own a private water well and the well was under flood waters, you may want to have the well tested or disinfected. Download the Well Disinfection Guide (PDF).

TDLR Online Resources

TDLR is committed to helping our fellow Texans through the recovery process during and after natural disasters. We stand ready to assist in any way we can.