Texas Sign Guide

This guide assumes you possess a valid Texas CHL or a license/permit from another state that Texas recognizes. If you are unlicensed, or have a license/permit not recognized by Texas, you may only carry in your vehicle or coming to and from your dwelling under most circumstances.

Signs You Cannot Ignore

This is the 30.06 sign, and must have this exact language, in both English and Spanish, to be valid.

This is the “51%” sign. It indicates that the establishment derives more than half of its revenue from the sale of alcohol and is therefore off limits to CHL holders. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) requires licensees to post this sign if it applies to the establishment.

If you see any sign that is not one of the above, it does not legally prevent you from carrying in that place. This does not, however, mean you can ignore other Texas laws that regulate the carrying of handguns.

Common Signs You May Ignore

This is an example of a “gunbuster” sign. It does not conform to the requirements of Texas statutes and therefore has no legal force.

This is a sign that TABC requires at any place that sells alcohol. If you see this sign, it indicates that the establishment derives less than 51% of revenue from alcohol sales and is therefore NOT off limits to CHL holders. It only prohibits the unlicensed possession of firearms (something that was already illegal outside the signed area).

This is an “Old 30-06″ or “4413″ sign. It was once a valid sign, but Texas statutes changed and it no longer meets the requirements, and therefore does not apply to CHL holders.

This is a 30-05 sign. Texas Penal Code 30.05 specifically exempts CHL holders from this statute as long as they are carrying a gun allowed by the license, rendering this sign meaningless.

Many thanks to Texas CHL Forum for providing this information.