A Capitol Access Pass (CAP) provides expedited access to the Texas State Capitol through the main public entrances. Approved applicants may enter the Capitol by presenting their Texas Driver License or Texas ID Card at the line designated for CAP and handgun license holders.
You must be a Texas resident and must otherwise meet all eligibility requirements applicable to a Texas License To Carry A Handgun (LTC) under Texas Government Code §411.172. However, CAP applicants do not need to provide evidence of handgun proficiency.
The cost is $40 plus administrative and processing fees. Please note that fees are non-refundable.
The CAP application is only available online. Complete an online application, and pay the non-refundable fees using a credit card or debit card.
After submitting your online application, schedule and submit electronic fingerprints to initiate the background check.
To schedule an appointment at a time and location convenient to you, please use one of the following methods: