Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

   Who is required to register?
  • Charter schools (including private schools) that are not under authority of Texas Education Agency
  • All other businesses
  • Non-Texas residents coming into Texas to pick up precursor chemicals or laboratory apparatus
  • Texas distributors placing orders, but not storing/housing precursor chemicals or laboratory apparatus
  • Purchasers of pseudoephedrine; except for over-the-counter two package blister packs
  • Texas residents needing a state-controlled precursor chemical laboratory apparatus

   Who is exempt from registration?
  • City, county, state, and federal governmental entities
  • Public schools, private or public colleges/universities with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DPS
  • Charter schools (including private schools) that are under authority of TEA and have an MOU with DPS
  • Non-Texas residents, placing an order outside Texas, to a Texas distributor for precursor chemicals or laboratory apparatus
  • DPS Controlled Substance Registration licensees

   If I wish to sell over-the-counter pseudoephedrine (two package blister packs), do I need to register?

You are not required to register with DPS, but retailers and wholesalers are required to register with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).


   How long does it take to process the application?

The Texas Health and Safety Code allows 60 days to process an application.


    If I sell medical supplies or devices, but they are not listed as precursor chemicals or laboratory apparatus, do I need to register?

You are not required to register with DPS, but you are required to register with DSHS.


   How do I obtain an application?

   How do I report changes to my permit or need to cancel my permit?

Contact PCLA for the Modification Form.


   How do I obtain a transaction form?

Contact PCLA for the Transaction Form.


   How do I obtain a renewal form?

Contact PCLA for the Renewal Form.


   How do I report a suspicious order or a theft/loss of a precursor chemical or laboratory apparatus?