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An original complete DD 214 must be provided.
If you do not have an original DD 214, you can submit a request for a certified copy online at vetrecs.archives.gov or submit a request by mail or fax using the SF-180 Form which is provided on the same website. For customer service, please contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri by calling 314-801-0800.
DD 214s can be filed in the Bexar County Clerk’s Recordings Department located at:Paul Elizondo Tower101 W. Nueva, Suite 103San Antonio, Texas 78205210-335-2581
Filing a DD 214 is free of charge.
Yes, as soon as it is recorded we will give the original DD 214 back along with 3 certified copies free of charge.
Although it is not required, filing your DD 214 with the Bexar County Clerk’s Office provides permanent retention of the record. The County Clerk’s office provides certified copies of your DD 214 should you need a replacement copy for your records.
No, all DD 214s are confidential and the image is not available to the public. The only information the public will be able to view online is the index.
Once a DD 214 has been recorded with the Bexar County Clerk’s Office, a copy can be obtained from the Bexar County Clerk’s Vital Statistics Department located in the basement of the Paul Elizondo Tower. Aside from the Veteran, only immediate family (spouse, father, mother, son, daughter, sister, or brother) may request a copy.
In order to request a copy of a DD 214, the County Clerk's Office requires proof of age and identity in the form of a valid government issued or state issued photo identification. Information about the veteran is also required. The minimum information that is needed is the veteran’s full name. While the year of discharge is not required, it is extremely helpful in processing the request.