Open Carry Information

Find out more information on Handgun Licensing in Texas from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The Williamson County Attorney’s Office has provided additional information and resources on Open Carry.

Frequently Asked Questions

For the most part, any place you could previously carry concealed, you may now carry openly

Any place that is prohibited under the concealed handgun law applies to open carry.

You must present your Handgun License when requested by a peace officer or magistrate.

Any weapon prohibited by law (Texas Penal Code, Prohibited Weapons)

No signage is required. A law already exists that prohibits weapons on school premises (Texas Penal Code, Places Weapons Prohibited).

Any time a License Holder is asked to leave property by a person with apparent authority to do so, the License Holder should leave the premises.

License holders must carry concealed while on an institution of higher education. The institution may prohibit firearms on certain premises on campus, and these areas must have signs posted in accordance with 30.06 Penal Code

The law does not specify limitations on the number of handguns.

Round Rock officers and dispatchers have attended open carry presentations and discussions led by department trainers, along with scenario based training.

Dispatchers received the same training presentation, and also training on procedures how to receive and dispatch an open carry type call for service.

Yes, by appropriate signage (30.07)

No. City policy forbids employees from carrying a weapon except police officers.

It’s a separate law going in effect Aug. 1, 2016, that allows concealed carry on campuses as prescribed by the law.

Weapons to include open or concealed handguns are prohibited on the school grounds where a school activity is being conducted. This does not include public or private driveways, streets, sidewalks and parking areas.

The law specifies a shoulder or belt holster.  A paddle holster should meet this requirement if it is worn with a belt.

No. Individuals who hold a valid CHL may continue to carry with a valid existing license. A separate or new license will not be required to carry openly when HB 910 becomes effective.

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