Bexar County Sheriff's Office
JUDICIAL SERVICES

The Judicial Services Division is responsible for providing a variety of services to the citizens of Bexar County and beyond.

The Criminal Warrants Section has the responsibility to serve warrants that are received by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office as well as for the transportation of those wanted who are arrested outside of Bexar County, including extraditions from outside the State of Texas. Those serving criminal warrants have the responsibility to track and verify all active warrants. This Section is staffed by Uniformed Officers who locate dangerous, high profile fugitives from justice. We also work closely with the FBI, U.S. Marshall’s Service, DEA, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in an effort to get warrants served or to verify warrants that are still outstanding. The Unit is also staffed with Civilian personnel who work in a collaborative effort with the Uniformed Officers, entering over 37,000 arrest warrants annually.

The Civil Section is charged with the service of all civil process including subpoenas, civil suits, writs, child support, and other legal documents and files issued by a court. The service fees which are charged for this service are set by state law.

The Extradition Transport Section travels all over the United States picking up prisoners who have been arrested by other law enforcement agencies on Bexar County arrest warrants. These Deputies work a very flexible schedule due to travel. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office also has a contract with a private company, which also transports prisoners. The private company is used when they can provide the service at a more economical rate.

The Mental Health Unit works closely with the Civil Courts that issue mental health warrants for individuals who are unable to care for themselves and have demonstrated to be a danger to themselves or others.

For further information, please contact Judicial Services by phone at 210-335-6050.

Authorized Fees for Service of Civil Process

Pursuant to V.T.C.A. Local Government Code §118.131, it is ordered by the Court that the Sheriff and Constables of Bexar County are to charge the following fees for service or attempted service, effective January 1, 2013:

Service Fees
Citations by posting at the courthouse door $20.00
Citations by publications $65.00
Other Citations $65.00
Injunctions $65.00
Subpoenas $65.00
Summons $65.00
Writs of Garnishment $30.00
Writs of Attachment $200.003
Writs of Habeas Corpus $65.00
Writs of Reentry $175.00
Writs of Possession $175.00
Writs of Restoration of Utility Service $175.00
Writs of Sequestration $200.00
Writs of Restitution $200.00
Writs of Execution $200.001
Orders of Sale $200.001
Other Writs for enforcement of judgement or to seize property $200.00
Forcible Entry and Detainer $65.00
Mental Health transport (between counties) $305.00
$189.002
Mental Health transport (within Bexar County) $50.00
Services by certified Mail, with restricted delivery, including postage $65.00
All other Service not listed above $65.00

1 Constable’s commission on an Execution or an Order of Sale: First $10,000 a fee of 10%; an additional 5% of next $15,000; and an additional 2.5% of amounts more than $25,000. When money is collected by the constable without a sale, 1/2 of the above commission shall be allowed.

2 Mental Health transports outside of Bexar County which require overnight stays are $305.00. Same day transports are $189.00.

3 Plus mileage at the business standard milage rate set by the IRS for mileage required for an officer to perform service and to return from performing that service.

Writs of Possession, Writs of Execution, Writs of Sequestration, Writs of Attachment, Order of Sale, and Other Writs for enforcement of judgement or to seize property will incur an additional $50.00 per hour per deputy after 2 hours.