A Capitol Access Pass (CAP) provides expedited access to the Texas State Capitol through the main public entrances. Approved applicants may present their Texas Driver License or Texas ID Card at the line designated for CHL & CAP for entry.
A person must be a Texas resident and must otherwise meet all eligibility requirements applicable to a Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) under Texas Government Code §411.172. However, CAP applicants do not need to provide evidence of handgun proficiency.
$100 plus administrative and processing fees. Please note that fees are non-refundable.
CAP application is only available online. Complete an online application and pay the non-refundable fees using a credit card or debit card.
After submitting your online application, schedule and submit electronic fingerprints to initiate the background check. You may schedule an approved to have electronic fingerprints taken by MorphoTrust USA by selecting Capitol Access Pass for the reason for fingerprinting.
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