Please read the “Pistol Permit General Guidelines” and follow the instructions before you choose to move forward in the application process. All applicants must have valid identification with you when you bring your application to the Sheriff’s Office.
The Mobile County Sheriff's Office Pistol Permit will allow you, with certain limitations, to carry a pistol concealed on your person or in your vehicle. The MCSO Pistol Permit differs from the Bill of Rights Second Amendment, which gives citizens of the United States of America the right to bear arms, in that a Pistol Permit is a privilege granted to qualified individuals by the Mobile County Sheriff.
The initial application must be completed and processed in personal at the Mobile County Sheriff's Office (address is below). Renewals can be made through the mail, if the picture is not more than 3-5 years old.
A federal, state and local Criminal History check will be completed. Note: If an individual has any type of criminal record (i.e. arrests) the application must be approved by a Mobile County Sheriff's Office Supervisor.
The applicant's picture is taken and a $20.00 fee is collected (cash, money orders, personal checks (a $35.00 fee will apply to all returned checks) and credit cards Discover, Visa and Master Card (a $2.50 fee will be applied). The MCSO Pistol Permit is good for one year.
ALABAMA RECIPROCAL GUN PERMIT AGREEMENT
Your Mobile County Sheriff's Office Pistol Permit will be good for 1-5 years from the date of issue, within the State of Alabama. The following states currently accept Alabama Pistol Permits are; Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire,North Carolina North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota,Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming Note: for all up-dated listing see Alabama Reciprocal Gun under Programs @ www.ago.state.al.us