Concealed Carry Permit
Click on the secure link below to start the application or renewal process required by law for the background check . Fill in the required information for the background check and you will be notified within 30 days of your approval. Payment can be made on-line with a credit or debit card with a service fee. A computer KIOSK is located in our offices at 48 6th St. in Ashville and 1610 Cogswell Ave. in Pell City and is available for those that desire to pay for their permit in cash or who do not have access to the internet at home or work. After we complete our criminal history investigation you will be notified of your approval by email, text, or automated telephone call. Please bring a valid Alabama Driver’s License or Alabama State ID card for verification when you pick-up your permit.
Permits can be picked up Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Permits not picked up within 60 days will require reprocessing of the background check.
The following states reciprocate with Alabama Concealed Carry Permits:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia,West Virginia, Wyoming
Gun Reciprocity Law
Alabama issues concealed handgun licenses only to residents of Alabama, through the sheriff of their county of residence. Currently, Alabama does not issue carry conceal permits to out of state residents.
Firearm laws can be complex. It is the responsibility of each person holding an Alabama carry conceal permit to check with the state/jurisdiction they are traveling to in order to determine whether that state/jurisdiction honors Alabama's permit and whether there are any restrictions or conditions imposed on persons carrying firearms with out-of-state permits there.
Permit holders are reminded that while carrying a valid concealed handgun in another state, they are bound by that state's law concerning concealed handguns. A permit or license holder from another state shall carry their handgun in compliance with the laws of Alabama while they are in this state.