Eligibility Requirements

What You Need To Know


  1. You must be 21 (18 for Military & Veterans) years of age when DPS receives the full application.
  2. If you are a citizen of another country you must have a resident visa.
  3. If you have a Felony conviction with deferred adjudication you must wait 10 years to apply unless the charge is for offenses against people, which includes homicide, kidnapping, restraint, human trafficking, sex offenses and assaults or Robbery.
  4. You may NOT have been convicted of a Class A or CLASS B misdemeanor within the last 5 years.
  5. You may not have been convicted of a Class C misdemeanor for Disorderly Conduct in the last 5 years.
  6. You may not have been found by a court to be Currently in default on child support.
  7. You may not presently be charged with a: 1)Felony; 2)Class A or B misdemeanor; 3)Class C Disorderly Conduct.
  8. You may not be currently under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting the spousal relationship, other than a restraining order solely affecting property interest.
  9. You may not (in the last 10 years preceding the date of application) have been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law of the grade of felony as a juvenile.
  10. You cannot have made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted to DPS.
  11. You cannot have been convicted twice within the last 10 years for any Class B misdemeanor, or greater, involving the use of alcohol or a controlled substance.
  12. You cannot be a fugitive from justice; a chemically dependent person; or a person of unsound mind.

If you meet all of these qualifying conditions then you can click here and submit your application with the Texas Department of Public Safety. You will then receive your complete packet and information to get your License to Carry permit.