Bexar County Warrant and Arrest Records Search

A Bexar County arrest warrant gives any peace officer the right to take you into custody. Practically speaking, if your name appears on an outstanding warrant, you may be arrested at home, at work, when you spend time with friends or even during a routine license check. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, you had better make sure your name is not included on the police wanted list.

Running a warrant check

The sheriff office is the natural place to initiate a Bexar County warrant search. You can check on a person’s criminal background by visiting the Central Records Office located at 200 N. Comal St. San Antonio, TX 78207-3505 (Their phone number is 210-335-6201). Their fee for a record check is 3 dollars. For a full criminal history inquiry you will need to pay 8 dollars.

Pay attention, if it is discovered that you are wanted by the police, you will most likely be incarcerated. Thus, if you have any reason to believe such a possibility exists, either make sure you are accompanied by a lawyer or do your criminal inquiry using online sources only.

A recommended online source is the search form on top of this article. It will display a person’s criminal history  without the need to disclose any personal details on yourself. The person being searched will not know his / her background has been checked.

How can you perform a Bexar County arrest records search?

You can find updated arrest information by referring to periodic jail activity reports issued by the sheriff office. In these reports you can find data on the arrestee’s name, charges, address, place and date of arrest as well as the relevant case number. You can also see information on probation.

Another option for finding arrest records is to use the Central Magistrate Search. This electronic inquiry tool will present persons that have been incarcerated for as Class B offense or higher during the previous 24 hours.

You may also consider turning to Bexar County Adult Detention Center Facility to check whether a person you know is included on their inmate list. Their phone number is 210-335-6219.

Finally you may expand your inquiry to the state level by carrying out an inmate search with the offender information webpage provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This database will exhibit all persons that serve time in Texas jails and prisons.

Bexar County Court Records

The District clerk offers an online criminal records search. The database is easy to use as it is organized according to the defendant’s surname. It is updated regularly. Its main disadvantage, however, is that it may present only partial information and so to complete your inquiry , you may need to arrive at the district clerk office in person. Their location is Paul Elizondo Tower.101 W Nueva, Suite 217.San Antonio, TX 78205-3411. Phone number: 210-335-2113.

To find additional court related information, go to their homepage. Click the “online services” tab and gain access to a variety of search options:

  • online court dockets
  • civil litigant search
  • magistrate search
  • Attorney database

The county clerk also provides an online court records search which you can find on the left bar. To view most of the information, you will need to open a user account and provide personal information such as your address and e-mail.

Crime data

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, during 2013, the county’s law enforcement agencies had to deal with 101005 offenses which included 97 murders, 761 rape attacks, 2340 robberies, 6463 all types of assaults, 17355 burglaries,  66728 larceny incidents and 7261 vehicle thefts. The number of arrests carried out in the county reached 12091.