Frequently Asked Questions
How do I tell if I am eligible for a license?
The State of Texas spells out the eligibility criteria in GC § 411.172. Click here to read and determine if you meet eligibility requirements.
What is the process to obtain my LTC?
Click here to see the full process.
How do I change my name or address on my license?
You must contact the DPS Concealed Handgun Section to receive a change of address form, or you may send a letter including your full name, CHL number, old address and new address (or status) and a cashier's check or money order for $25.
When can I carry my handgun?
You may carry after you receive the license in the mail, but not before.
How long does it take to receive my license?
DPS will try to get your license to you within 60 days, barring any complications or additional requests for data.
Do I have to tell anyone that I have a License to Carry?
No. The only time you must inform someone that you have your LTC is when a law enforcemnt officer or magistrate asks for your identification. If you are carrying, then you must present both licenses.