Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the gun is to be used.
Alabama State Code provides that the Sheriff of a county shall issue a qualified or unlimited license to a person residing in the county, and is a suitable person to be licensed.
Pistol Permits must be obtained from the county sheriff of your county of residence.
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If you would like your permit laminated, there will be an additional $2.50 fee to your permit fee.
If you need a REPLACEMENT permit if your permit is lost, destroyed, you have moved or have changed your name, click on the REPLACEMENT link. The fee for replacement permits are $3.00.
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The Sheriff my deny a permit application if a determination has been made that the person is prohibited from the possession of a pistol or firearm pursuant to state or federal law, or has a reasonable suspicion that the person may use a weapon unlawfully or in such other manner that would endanger the person's self or others. In making such determination, the sheriff may consider whether the applicant:
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office offers this online service as a convenience to the community. In addition to the permit fee, the system will charge a per transaction fee for the convenience of applying and paying for your permit online. The convenience fee is not collected by the Sheriff. This fee is paid to the company that provides this order, payment and processing system to the public. You may use the PAY CASH OPTION only with our computer kiosk located at our office if desired when you fill out either the online NEW application or RENEWAL application. The cash option is not available when filling out the online application at any location other than our office. Cash will be collected from you in person after your permit has been approved and you come to our office for pickup. There is no convenience fee for the cash transaction.
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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
|Bessemer Sheriff’s Office
1826 2nd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
|Center Point Substation
2651 Center Point Road
Center Point, AL 35215
|Hoover Satellite Courthouse
1901 Hoover Ct
Hoover, AL 35226
|Gardendale Satellite Courthouse
651 Main Street
Gardendale, AL 35071
Storage of firearms and ammunition presents a unique responsibility. Children may see weapons as toys, and thieves view them as a tool for crime or an item that can be sold for quick profit. Keep all firearms locked away in a secure place.
It is the policy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to maintain the privacy of all individuals who hold a concealed carry firearms permit issued by the Sheriff of Jefferson County. Records concerning information on concealed carry firearms permits are considered confidential and are not released to the public.