Concealed Carry Guide
ALABAMA GUN LAWS
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)
CCW Reciprocity Map
CCW permit recognition
State Reciprocity List
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Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Pistol Permit Forms
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Where Can I Conceal Carry?
Places You Can Carry
Gun Laws To Know
YES/NO – Without a permit
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.
13A-11-73(b) – Alabama Code
YES – Without a permit
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.
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 in a vehicle or on your person.
13A-11-73 – Alabama Code
NOAlabama is not a Constitutional Carry state yet. The Senate has passed laws in favor of permitless carry but they still have a few hurdles to go through before becoming law.
It is legal to carry in the following areas;
State Parks: YES
State/National Forests: YES
State Wildlife Management Areas: YES
Road Side Rest Areas: YES
Admin Code 220-5-.08 Only Handguns
Admin Code 220-2 Only Handguns
In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
“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.
“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 the 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.
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