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List of Common State Agency Abbreviations

Many state agencies are commonly referred to by the alphabetical abbreviation for the agency's name. When searching the Texas Register and Texas Administrative Code databases, you may find the following list of some of the most common abbreviations and their corresponding agency names and search terms of assistance.

Full Agency Name
Use This Search Term in
"Agency Name" Field
CPA Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts %Comptroller%
DADS Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services %Aging%
DARS Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services %Rehab%
DFPS Texas Department of Family and Protective Services %Protective%
DIR Texas Department of Information Resources %Info%
DPS Texas Department of Public Safety %Safety%
DSHS Texas Department of State Health Services %State Health%
ERS Employees Retirement System of Texas Employees%
HHSC Texas Health and Human Services Commission %Human%
OAG Office of the Attorney General %Attorney%
OCCC Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner %Consumer%
PUC Public Utility Commission of Texas %Utility%
RRC Railroad Commission of Texas Railroad%
SBEC State Board for Educator Certification %Educator%
SOAH State Office of Administrative Hearings %Hearings%
SOS Office of the Secretary of State %Secretary%
TABC Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission %Alcoholic%
TCEQ Texas Commission on Environmental Quality %Env%
TCLEOSE Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education %Law%
TDA Texas Department of Agriculture %Agri%
TDHCA Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs %Housing%
TDI Texas Department of Insurance %Insurance%
TDLR Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation %Regulation%
TEA Texas Education Agency %Education Agency%
TPWD Texas Parks and Wildlife Department %Park%
TREC Texas Real Estate Commission %Real%
TRS Teacher Retirement System of Texas %Teacher%
TWC Texas Workforce Commission %Workforce Comm%
TWDB Texas Water Development Board %Water Dev%
TxDOT Texas Department of Transportation %Trans%
TYC Texas Youth Commission %Youth%