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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The Sheriff may 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 Franklin 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 748 Walnut Gate Road 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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Franklin County Sheriff's Office
748 Walnut Gate Road
Russellville, AL 35654
Phone: (256) 332-8811
Fax: (256) 332-8816
Phone: (855) 642-2453
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 Franklin County Sheriff's Office to maintain the privacy of all individuals who hold a concealed carry firearms permit issued by the Sheriff of Franklin County. Records concerning information on concealed carry firearms permits are considered confidential and are not released to the public.