Texas license to carry requirements
- You must have proper working knowledge on how you use your firearm such as
how to load and shoot your firearm as well as firearm safety.
- (a) Must be a legal resident in the state of Texas for the preceding six months prior to submitting LTC(CHL) application or
(b) May be eligible for a license as a non-resident under Section 411.173(a);
- Must be at least 21 years of age or meet military exemption qualifications.
- Has not been convicted of a felony (as ‘convicted’ is defined in Section 411.171(4);
- Is not currently charged in any jurisdiction with the commission of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense, or an offense under Section 42.01 (Disorderly Conduct), Texas Penal Code, or of a felony under an information or indictment;
- Is not a fugitive from justice for a felony or Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense in any jurisdiction;
- Is not a chemically dependent (as defined in Section 411.171(2);
- Is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun;
- Has not been convicted in any jurisdiction of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense, or an offense under Section 42.01 (Disorderly Conduct), Texas Penal Code in the past five years;
- Is fully qualified under applicable federal and state laws to purchase a handgun.
- Has not been finally determined to be delinquent in making child support payments administered or collected by the attorney general;
- Has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of taxes or other money collected by the comptroller, state treasurer, or tax collector of any agency or political subdivision of this state (or state of residence for non-resident applicants);
- Is not currently restricted under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting the spousal relationship, not including a restraining order affecting property;
- Has not in the 10 years preceding the date of application been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law of the grade of felony. This applies juveniles only.
- (a) Has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted pursuant to Section 411.174 (chl application) (b) An person who has been convicted two times within a 10 year period preceding the date of application of a offense of the grade of Class B misdemeanor or greater that involves the use of alcohol or a controlled substance as a statutory element of the offense is a chemically dependent person for the purpose of this section and is not qualified to receive a license under this sub chapter.