HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Now that Governor Kay Ivey has signed a law that will allow permitless carry in Alabama, Houston County leaders want to remind gun owners of key points of the new law.

They want to remind people living in Houston County that Alabamians are still required to carry a pistol permit until December 31. The new law doesn’t go into effect until January 1, 2023.

Houston County Commissioner, Doug Sinquefield, tells WDHN News Houston County is close to two state lines. He believes it’s important to keep this in mind.

“Georgia and Florida are right here, within 20 miles,” Sinquefield said. “A lot of people may be crossing over to both of those states. We just want to let folks know, if you do and there is a pistol permit for that state, you got to have a pistol permit.”

Sinquefield adds, that even after the new law goes into effect, Alabamians can still apply for permits to carry, which those funds will still go to local county sheriff’s offices statewide.