The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office will renew pistol permits by mail, while the office is closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheriff Jeff Shaver said.


"We apologize for any minor inconvenience this may cause, but let me assure you that the sheriff’s office is still fully operational and all of our employees, including deputies and corrections officers, are still working around the clock to provide public safety to our county," he said.


During this state of emergency, the office is complying with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations and a resolution by the Cherokee County Commission closing county buildings to the public, Shaver said in a press release.


Shaver said his office will work to continue its services to the public.


For renewal of pistol permits, the sheriff’s office will accept applications through U.S. mail. The permit application is available on the sheriff’s office website at https://bit.ly/2QIu3O2. Permit holders may print the applications from the website, complete it and mail it to the sheriff’s office at 110 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, AL 35960.


A check must be attached to the application and made payable to CCSO. Renewal for one year is $20 per year and $10 for individuals 65 or older.


In another effort to limit the number of people coming to the jail, Shaver said families that need to add money to an inmate’s account are encouraged to do so online at www.inmatesales.com or by calling 877-998-5678.