Special Conditions

July 14, 2021

The standard fee for a new or renewal handgun license application is $40. However, Texas law provides for some discounts if you meet certain special conditions. Each special condition has different document requirements. You must submit supporting documents to qualify for the discount.

Note: Applications are not processed until we have received all required documents.

Specials conditions can be divided into the following categories:


  • Indigent (Individuals who live at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines)
  • Senior Citizen (Individuals aged 60 and older)
  • Standard (Individuals with no special conditions)


  • Active Judge
  • Felony Prosecuting Attorney
  • Other Prosecuting Attorney
  • Retired Judge

Correctional Officers

  • Correctional Officer currently employed by Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)
  • County Jailer

Law Enforcement

  • Active

    • Active Juvenile Probation Officer
    • Active Railroad Peace Officer
    • Active Special Ranger of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Ranchers Association
    • Active Supervision Officer
    • Active Texas Peace Officer
  • Retired

    • Former Reserve Law Enforcement Officer
    • Honorably Retired Texas Peace Officer
    • Retired Federal Officer
    • Retired Railroad Peace Officer
    • Retired Special Ranger of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Ranchers Association


  • Active Military
  • Active Texas Military
  • Veteran (Honorably Discharged)

Protective Order/At Risk

  • At Risk (Court order or other proof of condition required)
  • Protective Order (Court order required. Protective orders expire when the licensee turns 21.  Licensees will need to apply at that time under a different condition.)