- Administrative Order Number 2021-02: Administrative Order on Citation in Guardianship Matters
- Administrative Order Number 2021-01: Administrative Order on Personal Service in Estates of Decedents Under Title 2, Subtitle B, Section 51.051 (b) of the Texas Estates Code
- Small Estate Affidavit Policy
- Administrative Order for Small Estates
- Small Estate Affidavit
- Court Policy Regarding "Pro Se" Applicants
- Local eFiling Rules
- Fee Schedule
- Service Request Form
- Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs or an Appeal Bond
- Probate Courts Contact Information
- Instructions for Depositing a Will for Safekeeping
Request A Copy
You may make your copy request by eFiling, mail, or in person. Please make sure to provide the name and case file number, if available, for each request. The fee for plain copies is $1.00 per page. There is an additional charge of $5.00 per document for certified copies. Copies cannot be faxed or emailed to the customer. Checks or money orders are to be made payable to Lucy Adame-Clark, Bexar County Clerk Probate Department.
Lucy Adame-Clark, Bexar County Clerk
100 Dolorosa, Suite 104
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Probate Department Information
- Letter Testamentary: In order to receive a letter testamentary, a will MUST be filed and admitted to probate. To file a will for probate, please consult an attorney. The law prevents us from providing legal advice to any person.
- Guardianship: You must contact an attorney to file a guardianship. While you may represent yourself in some lawsuits, you may not represent others. Under Texas law, only a licensed attorney may represent the interests of third-party individuals or entities, including guardianship wards and probate estates.
- Will Safekeeping: A person may deposit their will for safekeeping with the County Clerk for a one-time fee of $5.00. The will is placed in a sealed envelope and kept in a secure storage area. The deputy clerk does not review the contents of the will. The clerk will issue a certificate of deposit for the will upon receipt. The will may be removed at any time by the Testator (the person for whom the will is created). After the Testator passes, any person named on the outside of the sealed envelope may withdraw the will upon proof of identification and proof of death of the Testator.
- Estate Search: You can conduct name searches for probate records here: https://search.bexar.org/
Please visit the Bexar County Probate Courts website for more information.
Bexar County Courts at Law Information
- Minimum Standard Health Protocols for Bexar County
- Video Tour of Courthouse Health and Safety Protocols
- Notice of Vulnerable Populations
The Supreme Court of Texas has mandated that all attorneys file court documents electronically in the ten most populous counties. Bexar County is one of those counties, effective as of January 1, 2014.
Attorneys are required to electronically file court documents in Civil, Probate, and Criminal cases in Bexar County through an electronic filing service provider. This provider must be certified by the Office of Court Administration.
Parties representing themselves in court for Criminal cases without the assistance of an attorney (Pro Se litigants) may hand file their documents to the county clerk. For Pro Se litigants or in the event of an emergency, documents may be hand filed in the court in which the case has been assigned.
For questions regarding filing, contact:
Bexar County Clerk
Bexar County Courthouse
100 Dolorosa, Basement
San Antonio, Texas 78205
How To eFile
Choose an electronic filing service provider (EFSP) at eFileTexas.gov. An electronic filing service provider (EFSP) is required to help you file your documents and act as the intermediary between you and the eFileTexas.gov system.
For eFiling questions you may call 210-335-2496 or 855-839-3453.