Frequently Asked Questions
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If you are a resident of Franklin County for more than one year and are at least 21 years old, you may apply for a concealed weapons permit by filling out an application and bringing your driver's license to our office, during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Your AL DL needs to include your Franklin County address on it. Click here to apply online.
Concealed weapons permits are currently $12.50 per year in Franklin County. As of August 1, 2013, you may purchase your permit for one to five years which means you get to decide if your permit expires one, two, three, four, or five years from the date issued. The prices for the permit are: one year $12.50; two years $25.00; three years $37.50; four years $50.00; and five years $62.50.
You may pay for your permit by cash, check, debit or credit. If paying with a debit or credit card there is a processing fee of $1.00 + 3% that is added to the total price of the permit. This fee is not kept by the county, it goes to IMS Enterprises, Inc., the internet company that processes the payment.
No. The pistol pemit ID system that we use generates a hard plastic card with your photo on it, therefore you will need to come in to the office to have the photo taken each time you renew the permit.
No. Since we have to make a photo of the person a permit is issued to, each person has to come in to the office to obtain or renew a permit.
You may pick up an application at the Franklin County Commission's Office located in the Elizabeth Lucas Annex across from the Franklin County Courthouse or at the Sheriff's Office at 748 Walnut Gate Road, Russellville, AL 35654. When you fill out the application put "Reserve Deputy" in the Position Applied For area, then turn in the application at the Sheriff's Office. An ad will be placed in the Franklin County Times newspaper when applications for a new reserve class are being accepted.
A NEW RESERVE CLASS WILL BE HELD IN FEBRUARY 2014
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
SEPTEMBER 12,2013 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2013
FOR THIS CLASS
APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN BY 12/31/13 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION IN THIS CLASS.
MAKE SURE A CORRECT CONTACT NUMBER IS LISTED ON YOUR APPLICATION. ALL APPLICANTS CONSIDERED WILL BE CONTACTED BY PHONE.
To apply for any employment position within the Sheriff's Office, pick up an application at the Franklin County Commission's Office located at the Elizabeth Lucas Annex across the road from the Franklin County Courthouse. When you have filled out the application, please return it to the Commission's Office. Your application will remain on file for one year from application date.
If you made a report with a deputy, you may pick up a copy of the report at the Sheriff's Administrative Office located at 748 Walnut Gate Road. The Sheriff's Office is in the building named the Larry H. Plott Administrative Annex. Enter the building on the side next to the jail at the door marked Sheriff's Office entrance. Please bring a photo ID such as a Driver's License with you. We can only release the incident report to the person who had the report made and only if you have proper ID.
Please go to the Detention Center page. There you will find the section for the inmate visitation.
Please go to the Detention Center page. You can scroll down the page to find the list of items that may be brought to an inmate while he/she is in holding.
You may contact the Franklin County Detention Center (Jail) at 256-332-8425. Please understand that if the inmate's charges require them to see a judge for a bond to be set, the jail staff may not know what amount the bond will be nor when the judge will call for the inmate for the bond hearing.
Please go to the Detention Center page. There you can scroll to the section on Inmate Bonds for further information.
Under the Detention Center page, you will find the instructions for sending mail to an inmate. Also, in that section, you will find information regarding inmate mail restrictions. Please pay attention to these restrictions to prevent the inmate's mail being rejected and/or destroyed.
Please go to the Detention Center page. There you can scroll through the page to the Inmate Commissary section for more information.
Please go to the Detention Center page. There you can scroll to the Inmate Phone section for additional information.