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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Texas Governor Orders Free Carry Permit Replacement After Hurricane

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is trying to help state concealed-carry permit holders who might have lost their permit, or had it ruined, in the flooding and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

On Tuesday, Abbott directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to provide no-cost replacements of License to Carry a Handgun cards and Private Security Board licensee cards for eligible residents who have had their cards lost or damaged as a result of Harvey. 

“As Texas begins the recovery process, we are prepared to respond to a wide range of issues to help victims of this Hurricane,” Abbott said. “By eliminating burdensome fees to replace these important licenses, Texans can focus on rebuilding their lives and communities.”

Residents living in counties that have received a gubernatorial disaster declaration and who are currently active Texas LTC or PSB license holders must call the Regulatory Services Division contact center at (512) 424-7293 for assistance in waiving the fee.