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Alabama Firearm Bill of Sale Form

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Alabama Firearm Bill of Sale Form

Updated September 18, 2023

An Alabama firearm bill of sale is a document that allows an entity or individual to legally transfer ownership of a pistol or assault weapon. Although all individuals must have a concealed carry permit if they wish to handle handguns within the State of Alabama, no permits are required in this state to purchase a weapon.

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Privately Selling a Firearm

Any person may sell a firearm in a private sale.

Prohibited from Buying

The following people are not allowed to purchase a firearm:[1]

  • Those convicted of committing or attempting to commit a crime or misdemeanor offense of violence
  • Anyone who is subject to a valid protection order for domestic abuse
  • People of unsound mind
  • Non-exempt minors
  • People with habitual drug or alcohol addictions
  • People with intent to do bodily harm

Registering a Firearm

There is no background check, permit, or any type of registration required when an individual wants to own a pistol.

Concealed Carry

Carrying a firearm in a concealed manner is prohibited unless the carrier holds a pistol permit or has a permit from another State.

How to Apply

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Alabama, and not have a criminal record that prohibits firearm ownership.

Step 1 – Go to a local Sherriff’s office either online or in person. A background check will be required.

Step 2 – Pay fees (depending on county) and wait up to 30 days for approval of the permit.

Step 3 – Accept the pistol permit certificate, which may require pick up in person.

Reciprocity

Alabama recognizes any concealed carry permit from another State.[2]

Sources

  1. § 13A-11-72
  2. § 13A-11-85