DPS administers the Concealed Handgun Licensing Program under the authority of Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H. DPS licenses individuals to carry concealed handguns within the state of Texas, evaluates the eligibility of applicants through criminal history background checks, and monitors those currently licensed to ensure their continued eligibility. DPS also trains and certifies instructors who teach the required course to applicants.
Currently only 3% of Texans have a valid license to carry a concealed handgun. Make sure the law is on your side. Please check out these links for more information.
- New Legislation for 2011
- Online Services – apply, renew, change information, or check status
- Downloadable forms
- Reciprocity agreements with other states