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Organisation : Texas Department of Public Safety – Regulatory Services Division
Service Name : License To Carry A Handgun
State : Texas
Country : USA United States of America
Website :

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Texas Handgun License

The License to Carry a Handgun service allows you to apply for, renew, or check the status of a handgun license or instructor certification online with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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What You Need

** Valid driver license or identification card,
** Current demographic, address, contact, and employment information,
** Residential and employment information for the last five years (new users only),
** Information regarding any psychiatric, drug, alcohol, or criminal history (new users only),
** Valid email address, and
** Valid credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express)
** All Fees Are Non-Refundable

How To Apply?

This online service is provided by, the official website of Texas. The price of this service includes funds that support the ongoing operations and enhancements of, which is provided by a third party in partnership with the State.

Apply Here :

New Users

Apply For:
** A new License to Carry a Handgun (LTC)
** A new Instructor Certification (for those who want to teach LTC training courses)

After you have submitted your application, carefully review the checklist for any additional documentation which may be required to complete your application.

Returning Users

** Renew your License or Instructor Certification
** Change your address
** Report a lost/stolen license
** Check the status of a current application

Please enter your phone number or email address associated with your application, LTC license, or instructor certification.


Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H sets out the eligibility criteria that must be met. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age (unless active duty military) and must meet Federal qualifications to purchase a handgun.

A number of factors may make individuals ineligible to obtain a license, such as: felony convictions, some misdemeanor convictions, including charges that resulted in probation or deferred adjudication; certain pending criminal charges; chemical or alcohol dependency; certain types of psychological diagnoses, and protective or restraining orders.

The state eligibility requirements can be found in GC §411.172. The federal firearms disqualifiers can be found in 18 USC 44 §922.You must also submit a completed application, pay the required fees, complete all required training and submit required supplemental forms and materials.


For questions about your application with the Texas Department of Public Safety, please submit a secure email through the Regulatory Services Division (Contact Us) website or contact by phone at (512) 424-7293.

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  1. kenneth patrick Murphy

    I applied for my LTC months ago and have not heard a thing. Supposed to be 60 days for a new license. when I check on the site I can find no information other than just wait.

  2. Hello Regina, we applied last night to start the process for my husband to get his CHL. we paid 42.95. what he didn’t understand , was that he needed to still take the class for training, and other processes that needed to be done.

    So, can we please have the charge reversed. there is no way he can afford the class, he was just layed off from his job.

    Sorry for the inconvenience that we have caused. John Cox

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