How do I obtain copies of a background check?

Misdemeanor background checks are performed at:
Bexar County Clerk’s Office
Criminal Central Filing Department
100 Dolorosa, Basement
San Antonio, TX 78205

The fee for a background search is $5.00 for the first 10 years and $1.00 for each additional year.

To obtain a misdemeanor background search by mail, send a letter of request including the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Cashier check or money order payable to
  • Bexar County Clerk
    ATTN: Criminal Central Filing
    100 Dolorosa, Suite 104
    San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope

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