CHL Eligibility

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, unless active duty or honorably discharged from the military, then at least 18. (Class may be taken before 21st birthday.)
  • Must not be convicted of a felony
  • Must not have been adjudicated of a felony in the previous 10 years (ie expunged or set aside felonies) or 12 years if the person had a CHL that was revoked at the time of the adjudication.
  • Must not be currently charged with a crime, except a Class C traffic violation.
  • Must not be chemically dependent including (but not limited to) on alcohol.
  • Must be capable of exercising sound judgment.
  • Must not have been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or a disorderly conduct, in the past 5 years.
  • Must be fully qualified under federal and state laws to purchase a handgun.
  • Must not be “finally determined to be delinquent” in any payments to the state of Texas, including child support and property taxes.
  • Must not be subject to a protective order.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony grade juvenile delinquent conduct in the previous 10 years.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, you are welcome to discuss your circumstances with us privately.