Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Oct. 31, 2019
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Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 1-737  
Entity Registrant Name Texas Pacific Land Trust  
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  
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  
Title of 12(b) Security Sub-shares in Certificates of Proprietary Interest (par value $0.03-1/3 per share)  
Trading Symbol TPL  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   7,756,156
Entity Central Index Key 0000097517  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false