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License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) Eligibility

A person is eligible for a License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) if the person:

  • is a legal resident of this state or another state
  • is at least 21 years of age (18 for active military and veterans)
  • has not been convicted of a felony
  • is not charged with a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense, or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code (Disorderly Conduct), or equivalent offense, or of a felony under an information or indictment
  • is not a fugitive from justice for a felony or a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense
  • is not a chemically dependent person
  • is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun
  • has not, in the five years preceding the date of application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code (Disorderly Conduct), or equivalent offense
  • is fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun
  • has not been finally determined to be delinquent in making a child support payment administered or collected by the attorney general
  • has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller, the tax collector of a political subdivision of the state, or any agency or subdivision of the state
  • is not currently restricted under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting the spousal relationship, other than a restraining order solely affecting property interests
  • 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
  • has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application.