Permits to carry a concealed weapon in the State of Alabama are issued by the Sheriff’s Office to persons over the age of 18. In order to obtain a permit or renew an expired permit, you must come to the Sheriff's Office or renew by our mail-in program. The Sheriff’s Office is required to run a criminal history and receive an application on all persons requesting a pistol permit.
The following individuals are excluded from being issued a concealed carry permit:
- Any person who has been convicted of a felony (a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year).
- Any person who has been convicted of committing or attempting to commit a crime of violence, including murder, manslaughter (except manslaughter arising from the operation of a vehicle), rape, mayhem, assault with intent to rob, assault with intent to ravish, assault with intent to murder, robbery, distribution of a controlled substance, burglary and kidnapping.
- Any person who is an unlawful drug user, a drug addict or a habitual drunkard. Factors to consider include repeated and recent arrests or convictions for drug crimes, DUI, and/or public intoxication.
- Any person who is under indictment for a crime punishable for imprisonment exceeding one year.
- Any person who has been convicted of domestic violence, even if the conviction is a misdemeanor.
- Any person discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.
- Any person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution, or any person who has asserted a defense of not guilty by reason of insanity or mental defect in a criminal proceeding.
- Any person who is or has been a subject of an incompetency proceeding, the result of which may prohibit the possession of a firearm.
- Any person who, having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his/her citizenship.
- Any person who is a fugitive from justice.
- Any person who is an alien illegally in the United States or under a non-immigrant visa.
- Any person who is subject to a court order that restrains that person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of an intimate partner.
- Any person who causes justifiable concern for public safety, according to Ala. Act. No. 2013-283.
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