Probate Courts of Bexar County

The Probate Court system is divided into two separate courts with each Probate Court headed by an elected judge. The Bexar County Probate Courts are tasked with:

  • Probating the wills of deceased persons
  • Declaring the heirs of deceased persons who die without a will
  • Establishing guardianships for incapacitated persons
  • Handling court-ordered mental health cases (Probate Court 1)
  1. Physical Address
    100 Dolorosa
    Room 117
    San Antonio, TX 78205

    Fax: 210-335-2993

  1. Physical Address
    100 Dolorosa
    Room 123
    San Antonio, TX 78205

    Fax: 210-335-3998


Physical Address
Bexar County Spanish Archives
126 E. Nueva St, Ste 320
San Antonio, Texas 78204

Phone: 210-335-1917

Probate is the legal proceeding by which the court determines the validity of a will, creates an administration in cases where the deceased did not leave a will, and/or determines the legal heirs of a deceased person. Additionally, the probate court establishes guardianships for incapacitated persons and minors; supervises the administration of the estates of deceased persons, incapacitated persons, and minors; hears matters involving inter vivos, testamentary, and charitable trusts; hears all cases involving civil mental health commitments; and eminent domain cases.