ELIGIBILITY FOR A CHL


ELIGIBILITY FOR A TEXAS CHL

TEXAS CONCEALED HANDGUN LAWS GC §411.172. 3***      CHLTX.COM

To be eligible for a Texas Concealed Handgun License, you:

  • Must be a legal resident of Texas, or apply for a non-resident license
  • Must be at least 21-years old – Exception: active duty military or honorable discharge, then age 18 or older
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony
  • Must not be currently charged with a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, a felony or a disorderly conduct offense
  • Must not be a fugitive from justice
  • Must not be chemically dependent (including alcohol)
  • Must be capable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun
  • Must not have been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or a disorderly conduct charge in the past five years
  • Must be fully qualified under federal and state laws to purchase a handgun
  • Must not be delinquent in any tax payments to the State of Texas (any agencies or subdivisions), including child support and/or property and sales taxes
  • Must not be restricted by a protective or restraining order involving a person
  • Must not have been prosecuted for a felony grade juvenile delinquent conduct in the previous ten years
  • Must not have made any material misrepresentations, or failed to disclose any material fact on the CHL application

For questions regarding your eligibility, contact the Texas Department of Public Safety Concealed Handgun Unit at: 1-800-224-5744 or email them at chl@txdps.state.tx.us

 

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