Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Jan. 31, 2021
Jun. 30, 2020
Cover [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2020    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 1-39804    
Entity Registrant Name Texas Pacific Land Corporation    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 75-0279735    
Entity Address, Address Line One 1700 Pacific Avenue    
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 2900    
Entity Address, City or Town Dallas    
Entity Address, State or Province TX    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 75201    
City Area Code (214)    
Local Phone Number 969-5530    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock(par value $.01 per share)    
Trading Symbol TPL    
Security Exchange Name NYSE    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
ICFR Auditor Attestation Flag true    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 4,508,900
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   7,756,156  
Documents Incorporated by Reference None    
Entity Central Index Key 0001811074    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false