Course Outline

Texas Penal Code §30.06 and §30.07 cover trespassing by an LTC holder with a concealed or openly carried handgun.

  • According to these sections, it is an offense if you carry a concealed or open-carry handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (have a valid LTC), on another person’s property if:
    • You do not have that person’s consent and/or…
    • You have received oral or written notice from the property owner or someone acting on behalf of the property owner that entering the property with a concealed or open-carry handgun is forbidden for a person who has an LTC.
  • A written notice must be cards, signs, or other documents that include the exact language shown on the examples below.
  • If signs are posted, the property owner must have:
    • A §30.06 sign to prohibit an LTC holder with a concealed handgun from entering the property and…
    • A §30.07 sign to prohibit an LTC holder with an openly carried handgun from entering the property.
  • Any sign must be:
    • Written in both English and Spanish and…
    • Printed in BLOCK letters at least one-inch-high such that the color of the letters contrasts with the background and…
    • Displayed in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public.
  • Instead of meeting the above requirements exactly, a property may also be posted with a sign that is sufficiently compliant to be deemed to have given effective notice.
  • Sections 30.06 and 30.07 do not apply to property owned or leased by a governmental entity that is not a premises or other place where the LTC holder is prohibited from carrying a handgun under Penal Code §46.03 or §46.035.

Penalties

If you enter a person’s property after receiving notice under §30.06 or §30.07, you can be charged with:

  • A Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $200 for entering the property or…
  • A Class A misdemeanor for refusing to leave the property.
§30.06 Sign
§30.07 Sign
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