ALABAMA GUN LAWS
Concealed Carry Guide
Alabama Pistol Permit
- Alabama CCW Pistol Permit Requirements
- Alabama CCW Pistol Permit Application
- Alabama CCW Pistol Permit Renewals
- Alabama CCW Pistol Permit Fee's
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Reside in the county where you file the application
- Have no convictions of violence
- Must be a US citizen or legal alien.
- Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
Follow these steps to obtain a permit;
- Obtain the application form from your local county Sheriff.
- Complete the form.
- Submit your application to the Sheriffs Office in the county you reside in.
- You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.
- You must renew an Alabama Pistol Permit before it’s expiry date.
- The renewal can be done by your local County Sheriff.
- A number of counties will advice you by mail that your permit needs to be renewed.
Renewal fee’s vary between counties.
You can select how long the permit is valid for. Fees are set by the local Sheriff and vary between counties but are similar to the fees here;
$20 (1 year)
$40 (2 years)
$60 (3 years)
$80 (4 years)
$100 (5 years)
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WITH A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT
Alabama: Where You Can Carry
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- All areas of the state – except those listed below
Alabama: Where You Cannot Carry
- Premises of a public school composed of K12 grades
- School bus used for K12 grades
- Demonstrations at public places
- University of Alabama
- Building of a police, sheriff, or highway patrol station
- Inside any facility hosting a professional athletic event not related to firearms which is sponsored by a private or public elementary or secondary school or any private or public institution of post secondary education.
- Inside a facility which provides inpatient or custodial care of those with psychiatric, mental, or emotional disorders.
- Inside a courthouse or courthouse annex
- Prison, jail, halfway house, community corrections facility, or other detention facility for those who have been charged with or convicted of a criminal or juvenile offense.
- Building in which a District Attorney’s office is located
- Building in which a county commission or city council is currently having a meeting
- Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
Details on Alabama Gun Laws
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 30 days of the application being received.
There is nothing in Alabama gun laws that state you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. The law does require that you carry your permit when carrying a concealed firearm and in a vehicle but not at other times.
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Alabama gun laws. We have not been able to find any further information so advise you to follow recommendation below.
GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.
Without a permit, you can still legally carry in a vehicle but the handgun must be unloaded and locked in a compartment or container that is in or affixed securely to the vehicle and out of reach of the driver and any passenger in the vehicle. You must have a Permit to carry a loaded handgun in any vehicle.
Open carry is legal in Alabama if a person is at least 18 years old and legally able to posses a firearm. You must have a permit/license to carry a loaded gun in a vehicle.
“Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas. Any buildings in the park are Government property and it is illegal to carry a weapon inside them.
Get in Touch
Jefferson County Sheriff
Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Address 2200 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr Blvd.
CityBirmingham, AL 35203
Phone (205) 325-5728