General Information

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.

Please note the following information:

  • The Colbert County Sheriff's Office processes Concealed Carry Permits Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • After 10 days, you can call the office to inquire if your application has been approved.
  • Once you have been notified that you have been approved, come by the Sheriff's Office, have your picture made, and a Concealed Carry Permit ID Card will be printed.
  • Fees for Concealed Carry Permits are: $15 per year for individuals up to age 60; $5 per year for individuals over age 60.
  • Effective Oct.1, 2022, ACT 2021-246 states Sheriff shall require an applicant to possess a valid carry concealed permit for 5 years prior to approval of issuance of lifetime non-expiring permit
  • The Colbert County Sheriff's Office is located 201 North Main Street, Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674.
  • Please read the requirements below before starting the application


The following states honor Concealed Carry Permits that are issued in the State of Alabama if you are 21 and older: 


New Hampshire
North Carolina
North Dakota
South Dakota

West Virginia


You can click the following link for a website with a color coded interactive map of the United States and you can click on each state to see their rules and regulations.


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Pistol Permit Information

Pistol Permit Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

Applicant Must:

  • be a resident of Colbert County before you can apply for a permit with this office;
  • be nineteen (19) years of age or older to apply for a permit;
  • be a resident in Colbert County;


Alabama Gun Law Information

Alabama Gun Bill Act 2013-283

Under Age 21 Pistol Permit Information





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:

  1. Was found guilty but mentally ill in a criminal case.
  2. Was found not guilty in a criminal case by reason of insanity or mental disease or defect.
  3. Was declared incompetent to stand trial in a criminal case.
  4. Asserted a defense in a criminal case of not guilty by reason of insanity or mental disease or defect.
  5. Was found not guilty only by reason of lack of mental responsibility under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  6. Required involuntary inpatient treatment in a psychiatric hospital or similar treatment facility.
  7. 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.
  8. Required involuntary commitment to a psychiatric hospital or similar treatment facility for any reason, including drug use.
  9. 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.
  10. Falsified any portion of the permit application.
  11. Has caused justifiable concern for public safety.

The Colbert 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 service 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 do have the option of applying and paying via cash in person at the Sheriff’s office. By doing so, you will not be charged the service fee.

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For More Information, Contact:

Colbert County Sheriff's Office
201 North Main Street
Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674

Phone: (256) 383-0741

For technical questions regarding using the online application form or questions about payments, please contact Permitium Support on

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 Colbert County Sheriff's Office to maintain the privacy of all individuals who hold a concealed carry firearms permit issued by the Sheriff of Colbert County. Records concerning information on concealed carry firearms permits are considered confidential and are not released to the public.