Classes

License to Carry – Additional Information

May 25, 2022

Texas Department of Public Safety Regulatory Services Division

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a legal resident of Texas for the prior six-months or must be otherwise eligible for a license under Section 411.173(a);
  • Must be at least 21 years of age;
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony;
  • Must not have been charged with a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense, or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense, or of a felony under an information or indictment;
  • Must not be a fugitive from justice for a felony or a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense;
  • Must not be a chemically dependent person;
  • Must not be incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun;
  • Must not have been convicted, in the past five years, of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense;
  • Must be fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun;
  • Must not have been finally determined to be delinquent in making a child support payment administered or collected by the attorney general;
  • Must not have been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller, the tax collector of a political subdivision of the state, or any agency or subdivision of the state;
  • Must not be currently restricted under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting a person; and
  • Must not have been adjudicated, in the past 10 years, as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law of the grade of felony.

Application Process:

  • Apply online.
  • Schedule electronic fingerprints.
  • Complete your LTC Course to obtain your LTC 100 or LTC 101 form, along with other supporting documents.
  • Submit your LTC 100 or LTC 101 form, along with other supporting documents, to DPS through the RSD secured website or mail to Texas Department of Public Safety Handgun Licensing Program, MSC 0245 P.O. Box 4087 Austin, TX 78773-0245.

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Reciprocity Agreements with Other States

Texas Administrative Code

Texas Licence to Carry Laws LTC-16

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