The Capitol Access Pass (CAP) provides expedited access to the Texas State Capitol through the main, public entrances.
Adopted in 2011, the CAP allows you to enter the Capitol building through the same entrance as a handgun license holder.
To be eligible for a pass, you must be a Texas resident and meet all eligibility requirements applicable to a handgun license under Texas law other than handgun proficiency. Approval for a CAP does not authorize you to carry a handgun.
Once your application is approved, you may enter the Capitol by presenting your Texas Driver License or Texas ID at the line designated for CAP and handgun license holders.