License To Carry Application Process

License To Carry (New Student)

There are two ways to apply to the state for your New Concealed Handgun License:
Note: During the Class, all New Students will receive the following: Certificate of Completion (Form-LTC100).

1. Apply Online (before or after class):

From the license carry Website Home Page – Click On Links
Click on Texas DPS License To Carry Unit, which will take you to their home page
Under Online Services, click on Apply for a New License To Carry
Follow the directions.  You will:

Complete your LTC Application, which includes:

Application Information
Personal Identifiers (gender, height, weight, race, eye color & hair color)
Contact Information
Reported History (criminal, drug, alcohol, & psychiatric)
Residence History Information (last 5 years)
Employment History Information (last 5 years)
Criminal History Information (all criminal history including juvenile cases)
Treatment History Information (drug, alcohol, & psychiatric)

Complete two Affidavits

Authorization for Release of Records
Knowledge of Laws and Eligibility Affidavit

Submit the application fee
Print out receipt and form with BARCODE and CHECKLIST


Click on the fee table to see the cost for the 4 year license: TABLE

Submit fingerprints to TX DPS through L1
Mail the following items to the TX DPS LTC Unit (address is on the form with the Barcode):

Form with Barcode and Checklist (printed after completing application online)
Certificate of Completion (Form LTC-100)
Passport Holder/ID Signature Form (Form LTC-6)
2 Passport Photos enclosed in an envelope (make sure your name is printed on photos and envelope)
Supporting Documents (for criminal/drug/alcohol/psychiatric history and fee discounts)

2. Download Application & Forms:

From the Texas Handgun Academy Website Home Page – Click On Resource Links
Click on Texas DPS License To Carry Unit, which will take you to their home page
On the left side of the page, click on Downloadable Forms
Download, Print, and Complete the following Forms: (Forms also available in THA Office)

Original Application Form (Form LTC-78A), which includes:

Application Information
Personal Identifiers (gender, height, weight, race, eye color & hair color)
Contact Information
Reported History (criminal, drug, alcohol, & psychiatric)

Address and Business History Form (Form LTC-78B), which includes:

Residence History Information (last 5 years)
Employment History Information (last 5 years)

Reported History Form (Form LTC-78C), which includes:

Criminal History Information (all criminal history including juvenile cases)
Treatment History Information (drug, alcohol, & psychiatric)

Mail the following items to the TX DPS LTC Unit:

Original Application Form (Form LTC-78A)
Address and Business History Form (Form LTC-78B)
Reported History Form (Form LTC-78C)
Concealed Handgun Licensing/Application Fee (personal check, cashier's check , or money order)
Authorization for Release of Records (Form LTC-85) – Affidavit must be notarized
Knowledge of Laws and Eligibility Affidavit (Form LTC-86) – Affidavit must be notarized
Certificate of Completion (Form LTC-100)
Passport Holder/ID Signature Form (Form LTC-6)
2 Passport Photos enclosed in an envelope (make sure your name is printed on photos and envelope)
1 Fingerprint Card (FD-258) *March 1st, 2011, all LTC applicants must obtain their fingerprints from L-1 Solutions.
Supporting Documents (for criminal/drug/alcohol/psychiatric history and fee discounts)


3. Or you can scan into your computer and send to Austin directly


Starting from the DPS homepage:


http://www.dps.texas.gov/index.htm


Click on- Handgun Licensing

Select- Submit LTC Supporting Documents

Choose- Handgun Licensing from drop down menu

Select- CHL-8 Class Completion Or LTC-95 School

Fill out Form

Use Browse to find your PDF form(s)

Click Attach / Click Submit Form