Photo courtesy of Marcus Yam - L.A. Times

Photo courtesy of Marcus Yam – L.A. Times


On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texans that lost or had their license to carry a handgun damaged in the recent storm—Hurricane Harvey—can receive a replacement card free.

In his announcement, Gov. Abbott said the State was waiving the usual $25 fee for a replacement card. Those with a private security board license to carry can get a replacement card free as well without incurring the $15 fee usually charged.

To get a replacement card, you can go to the following Texas Department of Public Safety website and log in as a “Returning User” and follow the instructions. Just fill in your Driver License number and date of birth for access.

To access the DPS website, click here.