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Who may obtain a Pistol License?
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. Mike Hale is the Sheriff of Jefferson County.

Who may not obtain a pistol license?
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:

Registered Sex Offenders will not be issued Pistol Permits regardless of whether the offense committed was a misdemeanor or a felony.

Was found guilty but mentally ill in a criminal case.

Was found not guilty in a criminal case by reason of insanity or mental disease or defect.

Was declared incompetent to stand trial in a criminal case.

Asserted a defense in a criminal case of not guilty by reason of insanity or mental disease or defect.

Was found not guilty only by reason of lack of mental responsibility under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Required involuntary inpatient treatment in a psychiatric hospital or similar treatment facility.

Required involuntary outpatient treatment in a psychiatric hospital or similar treatment facility based on a finding that the person is an imminent danger to himself or herself or to others.

Required involuntary commitment to a psychiatric hospital or similar treatment facility for any reason, including drug use.

Is or was the subject of a prosecution or of a commitment or incompetency proceeding that could lead to a prohibition on the receipt or possession of a firearm under the laws of Alabama or the United States.

Falsified any portion of the permit application.

Has caused justifiable concern for public safety.

How long does the application process take?
The Sheriff’s Office will issue or deny a Pistol License Application within 30 days of receipt of a completed application.

 If denied a Pistol License, can I appeal the denial?
Yes, applicants denied a pistol license will be informed in writing by the Sheriff’s Office of the denial.  The will then have 30 days to file an appeal with the District Court of Jefferson County.

What are the age requirements to obtain a pistol permit?
It is the policy that a license will not be issued to anyone under the age of 18.

May a pistol License be revoked?
Yes, Title 13A-11-75 of the State Law provides that the Sheriff may revoke a license.

Is the license valid in other counties?
Yes, Title 13A-11-75 of the State Law says the license is valid within all the counties of the state.

How can a pistol license be renewed?
Mail or bring your old pistol license, along with $7.50 per year of your renewal period, to one of our offices. Makes checks payable to Mike Hale Sheriff. Be sure you include your correct address.

Sheriff’s Headquarters 2200 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd Birmingham, AL 35203

Bessemer Sheriff’s Office 1826 2nd Avenue North, Bessemer, AL 35020.

Center Point Sheriff’s 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

McCalla Substation 5977 Eastern Valley Road McCalla, AL 35111

What is the cost of a Pistol License?
1 Year:  $  7.50

2 Years: $15.00

3 Years:  $22.50

4 Years: $30.00

5 Years: $37.50

Where do you obtain an application for a Pistol Permit?

Veterans are eligible to receive a pistol permit at no cost. They must apply in person with proof of veteran status in order to qualify.

Persons born outside the United States must apply in person.

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Download an application.

Sheriff’s Headquarters 2200 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203

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

McCalla Substation 5725 Eastern Valley Road McCalla, AL 35111

Will I be investigated if I make an application to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Officer for a pistol license?
Yes, we will perform an investigation to see if you have a previous arrest record or any other factor that would prohibit issuing you a permit.

Office Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The phone numbers are:

Downtown Office – 325-5728

Bessemer Office – 481-4201

Center Point — 856-8800

McCalla–434-9411

Hoover –909-3959

Gardendale –909-3833