Texas CHL Application Process
I am asked fairly often where to go and how to apply for the Texas License to Carry / Concealed Handgun License and how to submit the paperwork. The Texas DPS website is not the most intuitive and can be frustrating to navigate. This also makes it difficult to explain the process without being able to see the website. The same goes for the Texas LTC/CHL Renewal process. I’ll explain it all here. Let’s get started.
Note: The online application can be started before or after you have completed the LTC/CHL class.
What you will need:
- DL/ID Number
- Credit Card/Debit Card
- Previous addresses for 5 years prior to application.
- Previous job history for 5 years prior to application, including the business addresses.
- All previous criminal history. This includes all arrests regardless of the outcome. Dates of charges, county and disposition date will be needed.
- LTC-100 Certificate. You do not have to have this to complete the application. It is submitted after the application is already started. This is the certificate provided by your instructor after completing the LTC Class.