LTC Requirements


  • Must be a legal resident of the State of Texas for a period of six months preceding the date of application.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (18 if active military).
  • You must be qualified under federal and state law to purchase a handgun.
  • You must not be a fugitive from justice.
  • You must not have been convicted (or adjudication) of a felony in the 10 year preceding the date of application.
  • You must not be currently charged with the commission of a Class A or B misdemeanor or equivalent offense.
  • You must not have been convicted in the last 5 years of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense.
  • You must not be a chemically dependent person.
  • You must not be incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to firearms safety and proper storage.
  • You must not be determined to be delinquent in making child support payments administered or collected by the attorney general.
  • You must not be determined to be delinquent in the payment of state or federal taxes.
  • You must not be currently restricted under a protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting the spousal relationship other than a restricting order affecting property interests.
  • You must not have made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact in an application for a Texas issued Concealed Handgun License.

If in doubt, please check with an attorney as any fees paid are non-refundable.
You can also contact The Texas Department of Public Safety
Regulatory Services Division (RSD) Contact Center

or via phone
 at (512) 424-7293, Mon – Fri from 7:00am – 7:00pm.

Via regular postal service at:

Mail Including Payment:
Texas Department of Public Safety
PO Box 15888
Austin, TX 78761-5888

Mail Without Payment:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Handgun Licensing – MSC 0245
PO Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001

For the complete guide to Texas Handgun Laws you can find it here
Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H

For the Digital Fingerprint and Photo related Information you can find it here

LTC Fingerprint and Photo Information

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