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. Before you begin, please read the Texas Handgun Licensing Laws and Selected Statutes (download Adobe Reader). For detailed eligibility requirements, please refer to Texas GC §411.172.
This online service is provided by Texas.gov, the official website of Texas. The price of this service includes funds that support the ongoing operations and enhancements of Texas.gov, which is provided by a third party in partnership with the State.
Note: After you have submitted your application, carefully review the checklist for any additional documentation which may be required to complete your application.