Issue Date: 1995-09-01
Revised Date: 2023-09-01

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Personal Property

Origin Date

September 1, 1995 by S.B. 60, 74th Leg., R.S.


Fees related to license to carry a handgun:

  • Non-refundable application and license fee (411.174) - $40
  • Duplicate license fee (411.181) - $25
  • Non-refundable renewal fee (411.185) - $40
  • Handgun instructor license to carry fee is $40 and training fee is $100 (411.190)
  • Online course provider fee (411.190) - $25
  • District clerks, county clerks, active and retired judicial officers (411.201) - $25
  • Non-resident license fee (411.173) - set by DPS
  • Original or renewed license for a veteran (411.1951) - $25
  • Original or renewed license for community supervision and juvenile probation officers (411.1953) - $25
  • Dishonored payment charge (411.181, 411.1883, 411.186) - $25

The department shall reduce by 50% any fee for issue of a duplicate or modified license and reduce renewal fees by $5 if:

  • Applicant is indigent. (411.194)
  • Applicant is 60 years old or older. (411.195)

The department shall reduce by 50% any fee for duplicate or modified license if the applicant is a veteran. (411.1951)

The department shall waive any fee for issue of original, duplicate, modified or renewal license for:

  • A member of the U.S. armed forces, including the reserves, national guard or state guard (411.1951)
  • An attorney elected or employed to represent the state in the prosecution of felony cases (411.201)
  • County jailers and state correctional officers (411.1993, 411.1994)
  • Individual that holds a certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Active and honorably retired peace officer license (411.199, 411.1991)

Related Civil Penalties

A license holder who carries a handgun on the property of a state hospital is liable for a civil penalty of $100 for the first violation and $500 for subsequent violations (collected under Revenue Object 3717). (552.002)

Due Date

At time of application.


Amended by H.B. 322, H.B. 1038, 79th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 233, 80th Leg, R.S.

H.B. 2730, 81st Leg., R.S. repealed handgun proficiency certificate fee.

H.B. 3142, 83rd Leg., R.S. removed $25 modified license fee previously under 411.184.

H.B. 485, 83rd Leg., R.S. amended fees for veterans and TDCJ correctional officers.

H.B. 1376, 84th Leg., R.S. amended fees for community supervision and juvenile probation officers.

H.B. 910, 84th Leg., R.S. expanded license to unconcealed.

Civil penalty added by H.B. 435, 85th Leg., R.S.

License application fee reduced from $140 to $40 and other fees reduced or amended by S.B. 16, 85th Leg., R.S.

Amended by and $25 correctional officer fee (411.1952) repealed by H.B. 3784, 85th Leg., R.S.

Waiver for individuals with CPR certification added by H.B. 1078, 86th Leg., R.S.

Waiver for active and retired peace officers added by H.B. 2137, 86th Leg., R.S.

Government Code sec. 411.184 redesignated 411.1883 by H.B. 4595, 88th Leg., R.S.

District and county clerks added by S.B. 599, 88th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 24
Receipt Category 02 – Personal Property
Receipt Type 20 – Non-Commercial Licenses and Permits
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A