Administrative Enforcement Actions FAQs

September 29, 2020

1. If I have received a notice of suspension or revocation, am I required to return the actual license to the department?

Yes. If the license holder has not surrendered the license or the license was not seized as evidence, the license holder shall surrender the license to the department not later than the 10th day after the date the license holder receives the notice of suspension or revocation from the department, unless the license holder requests a hearing from the department. See GC §411.186 and §411.187.

2. I received a letter from DPS telling me my LTC is being suspended based on a pending Class B Misdemeanor. I have not been to court yet, so why is my license being suspended?

Texas Government Code §411.187 requires DPS to suspend a license, if the license holder is charged with a Class A, or Class B misdemeanor offense.

3. My Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) was suspended due to a pending charge; does this mean I am never eligible again?

It depends on the type of charge and whether you are subsequently convicted or placed on probation. If you are acquitted of the pending charge, your license will be reinstated if it did not expire during the time of the suspension.

4. I was convicted of the charge that caused the suspension of my Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC). What will happen to my license now?

The license is now subject to revocation. DPS, upon notification of the conviction, will send a new letter informing you of the revocation based upon a disqualifying conviction.

5. My license has been revoked because of a Class B misdemeanor conviction for DWI. When can I reapply?

Texas Government Code §411.171(a)(8) states a person is not eligible for a LTC, for a Class A or Class B conviction within five (5) years before the date of application. Once you meet the eligibility requirements, you will not be eligible to reapply for two (2) years following the end of the cause for revocation. See Texas Government Code §411.186.