What are the eligibility requirements for a TX LTC?

To be eligible for a Texas License To Carry, you:

  • Must be a legal resident of Texas, or apply for a non-resident license
  • Must be at least 21, unless active duty or honorably discharged from the military, then at least 18
  • Must not ever have been convicted of a FELONY
  • Must not be currently charged with a Class A or Class B MISDEMEANOR or FELONY
  • Must not be chemically dependent, including alcohol
  • Must be capable of exercising sound judgment
  • Must not have been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or a disorderly conduct, in the past 5 years
  • Must be fully qualified under federal and state laws to purchase a handgun
  • Must not be delinquent in any payments to the state of Texas, including child support and property taxes
  • Must not be restricted by a protective or restraining order involving a person
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony grade juvenile delinquent conduct in the previous 10 years

If you have questions about your eligibility status, contact the DPS helpline at 1-800-224-5744 or email: chl@txdps.state.tx.us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DPS will NOT refund your application fee if you are not eligible for the license.  Make sure you understand the eligibility criteria before you apply.



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