Real Property/Land Records

The Bexar County Clerk’s Office Recordings Division files, records, and maintains Real Property Records, Personal Property Records, Notice of Trustee Sales, Military Discharges, and Public Notices. The records to which access is not otherwise restricted by law or by court order are made available through our Public Records Search.

Please read below for information on how to record records, deeds and liens, and foreclosures.

Recording Information

Real Property documents may be filed and recorded with the Bexar County Clerk’s Office in person or by mail. The original documents with original signatures are required for the recording. The County Clerk's Office will not record a copy.

Recordings are completed immediately in the County Clerk's Office. Once the documents are cashiered, assigned an instrument number, and scanned, the original documents are returned.

The filing fee per document is $26 for the first page and $4 for each additional page. View Real Property Recording Fees page for a detailed fee schedule. Cash, checks, or money orders are accepted. Please make checks payable to Bexar County Clerk.

File In Person

Paul Elizondo Tower
101 W. Nueva, suite #103
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Phone: 210-335-2581

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

File by Mail

Bexar County Clerk’s Office
100 Dolorosa, suite #104
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Phone: 210-335-2581

Electronic Filing of Real Property Documents

For your convenience, the Bexar County Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce its implementation of electronic recording. You may contact one of the following e-filing providers to electronically file documents with our office:

CSC
Corporation Service Company
866-652-0111
www.erecording.com

Simplifile
Robert Tapley
801-373-0151
[email protected]

Erxchange
Xerox Commercial Solutions, LLC
Jason Miley
214-887-7461
[email protected]

eRecording Partners Network
400 2nd Ave. S Misseapolis, MN
888-325-3365
[email protected]
www.GOePN.com

Indecomm Global Services
877-272-5250
[email protected]
www.inteledocdirect.com

Persons Authorized To File Electronically (Sec. 195.003.)

  1. An attorney licensed in this state;
  2. A bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union doing business under laws of the United States or this state;
  3. A federally chartered lending institution, a federal government-sponsored entity, an instrumentality of the federal government, or a person approved as a mortgagee by the United States to make federally insured loans;
  4. A person licensed to make regulated loans in this state;
  5. A title insurance company or title insurance agent licensed to do business in this state;
  6. An agency of this state; or
  7. A municipal clerk.

Deed/Lien Information

Recording Deeds

Once a Release of Lien has been received, you may record the Release in person or through the mail. To record it in person, bring the original Release to the Bexar County Clerk’s Recordings Department at the Paul Elizondo Tower. To record it through the mail, send the original document to the Bexar County Clerk’s Office in the Courthouse.

The recording fee is $26 for the 1st page and $4 for each additional page (per document). Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, or money order. Please make checks payable to Bexar County Clerk.

The County Clerk’s Office does not prepare deeds or any other documents. We suggest you contact your attorney if you have concerns or questions about a particular property. Title companies and attorneys may be found in the phone book or on-line.

Deed Copies

Once a deed has been recorded by the County Clerk's Office, copies of the deed may be requested if the original deed has been misplaced.

Plain copies can be found by using the Official Public Records Search and selecting "Land Records".

A certified copy may be purchased through request either in person or by mail. To request a copy in person, visit the Bexar County Clerk’s Deed Records Department in the Paul Elizondo Tower. To request a copy by mail, send the request to the County Clerk's Office in the courthouse. The fee is $1 per page and $5 per certification.

Lien Information

Information concerning liens recorded against a property may be researched by the public in the County Clerk’s Deed Records Department located at the Paul Elizondo Tower, Suite B109, or by using the Official Records Search.

Title insurance and guaranteed clear title searches are performed by Title companies for a fee; attorneys may also provide legal advice. Title companies and attorneys may be found in the phone book or online.

The County Clerk’s Office does not guarantee a clear title and is not responsible for any encumbrances on the property. We suggest you contact your legal advisor if you have concerns or questions about a particular property.

Foreclosure Information

A mortgage foreclosure is the forced sale of property pledged as security for a debt that is in default. A tax foreclosure is the forced sale, conducted by a governmental agency, of real estate for nonpayment of taxes.

Read below for information on foreclosure sales, liens, and listings.

Foreclosure Sales & Bidding

The foreclosure sale is conducted on the first Tuesday of every month between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. If the first Tuesday of a month occurs on January 1st or July 4th, the sale will be conducted on the first Wednesday of the month at the same times.

The sale will take place at the west side of the Bexar County Courthouse (between the Courthouse and the Paul Elizondo Tower), or as designated by the Commissioner’s Court, and is open to the public for bidding. Registration is not needed to bid on a mortgage foreclosure. However, registration is a requirement to bid on a tax foreclosure. To register to bid on a tax foreclosure, contact Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson LLP Attorneys at Law by phone at 210-225-6763 or visit www.publications.com to register.

Both the mortgage and tax foreclosures are cash auctions. Therefore, only cash or certified funds may be tendered at the time of sale. No personal checks will be accepted. The method of payment will be verified prior to bidding.

Foreclosure Liens & Redemption Periods

Information concerning liens recorded against a property may be researched by the public in the County Clerk’s Deed Records Department located at the Paul Elizondo Tower, Suite B109, or by using the Official Records Search.

Title insurance and guaranteed clear title searches are performed by title companies for a fee; attorneys may also provide legal advice. Title companies and attorneys may be found in the phone book or online.

The County Clerk’s Office does not guarantee a clear title and is not responsible for any encumbrances on the property. Foreclosure is a very complex process and we suggest you contact your legal advisor if you have concerns or questions about a particular property.

The redemption period for properties identified as agricultural use or homestead properties is two years. Redemption periods for all other properties is six months. The redemption period begins on the date the deed is recorded.

Any information regarding the sale of Tax Certificates must be obtained from the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office whose contact number is 210-335-6628 or visit the Tax Collector’s Office at Vista Verde Plaza Building. Visit the Tax Assessor-Collector's website for more information.

Foreclosure Listings

Mortgage Foreclosure Notices may be obtained by using the Official Public Records Search. A list may be obtained through the Bexar County Clerk’s GIS Foreclosure Map or by visiting the Bexar County Clerk’s Deed Records Department located at the Paul Elizondo Tower, Suite B109.

A list of Tax Foreclosures may be obtained by contacting Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson LLP Attorneys at Law by phone at 210-225-6763 or visiting www.publications.com.

The GIS Foreclosure Map is updated twice a month: the first Friday after the auction and approximately 18 days prior to the sale. Properties can be removed from the sale list at any time.