The Last Date This Page Was Updated: 07/05/16
May Issue VS Shall Issue: Shall Issue
Issuing Authority: County Sheriff's offices
Required Training: If any training is required varies by county.
How to Apply: Present government issued photo ID, the application fee and any other required documents (varies by county) to the county sheriff's office.
Non-Residents: Alabama doesn't issue permits to non-residents.
Renewal: Upon applying for the permit the applicant can choose a one year or five year permit. It must be renewed before it expires. If you will receive a renewal notice will vary by county. The renewal fee also varies by county.
Processing Time: No more than 30 days.
Cost: Varies by county but likely between $5 and $20 per year.
Change of Address: Notify your county sheriff.
Required to Notify Law Enforcement: Not required to volunteer any information about firearms or permits.
Places Off Limits When Carrying:
Federal restrictions include all Federal Building, National monuments, National memorials, secure areas.
State restrictions include:
Private Property Prohibitions: Signs do not have the force of law but if you refuse to leave when asked then you have broken a law.
State Website: Alabama
Current Reciprocity Map:
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