Alabama Pistol Laws and Carrying/Transporting Pistol
Permits to carry a concealed weapon in the State of Alabama are issued by the Sheriff’s Office to persons over the age of 18. In order to obtain a permit or renew an expired permit, you must come to the Sheriff's Office during business hours The Sheriff’s Office is required to run a criminal history and receive an application on all persons requesting a pistol permit.
The fee for obtaining a pistol permit is $15.00 per year. This fee is payable by cash, check or money order. You can purchase up to 5 years.
1 year $15.00
2 years $30.00
3 years $45.00
4 years $60.00
5 years $75.00
Pistol permits may be obtained Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The office does NOT close for lunch.
In 2001, the State of Alabama passed legislation recognizing handgun licenses issued by other states provided that those states would recognize Alabama's pistol license. This allows residents of the State of Alabama who have a valid pistol permit to carry their weapon in any of these states, and also authorizes persons from these states to carry a pistol in Alabama.