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 in Public Records Search.

Recording Information

Real Property documents may be filed and recorded with the Bexar County Clerk’s Office in person or by mail. The filing fee per document is $26 for the first page and $4 for each additional page, please make checks payable to Bexar County Clerk. Real Property Recording Fees

File In Person:
Paul Elizondo Tower
101 W. Nueva, suite #103
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 335-2581
Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

File by Mail:
Bexar County Clerk’s Office
100 Dolorosa, suite #104
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(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
support@simplifile.com

Erxchange

Xerox Commercial Solutions, LLC
Jason Miley
(214) 887-7461
erxsupport@xerox.com

eRecording Partners Network
400 2nd Ave. S Misseapolis, MN
sales@GOePN.com
www.GOePN.com
(888) 325-3365

Indecomm Global Services

(877) 272-5250
efile@indecomm.net
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.

See Map of the Courthouse, Forclosure FAQs and the General FAQs

Map of Bexar County Courthouse, Justice Center & Paul Elizondo Tower (PET)

There are two buildings connected to the courthouse. Building 1 is the courthouse. Building 2 is the Justice Center. Building 3 is the Paul Elizondo Tower (PET).

There is a tunnel located in the basement. The tunnel connects the courthouse to the Justice Center (see the dotted lines below). To access the tunnel, go through the sliding glass doors located next to the elevators in the basement of the courthouse. To enter the PET from the Justice center, go across the courtyard.

How do I get a copy of my deed?

You may obtain a plain copy of your deed by visiting the Bexar County Clerk’s Web page at www.bexar.org/CountyClerk; you may obtain a plain or certified copy of your deed by visiting the Bexar County Clerk’s Deed Records Department located at 101 W. Nueva, Suite B109 San Antonio, TX 78205; or mail your request to the Bexar County Clerk’s Office, 100 Dolorosa, Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78205. The fee is $1 per page and $5 per certification.

I paid off my house, where is my original deed?

Normally the original deed is given to the buyer after closing. If your deed was recorded in the Bexar County Clerk’s Office and you have misplaced your original deed, you may purchase a certified copy by visiting the Bexar County Clerk’s Deed Records Department located at 101 W. Nueva, Suite B109 San Antonio, TX 78205; or mail your request to the Bexar County Clerk’s Office, 100 Dolorosa, Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78205.

The bank sent me my release and said I need to take it to your office. What do I need to do?

You may bring the original Release to the Bexar County Clerk’s Recordings Department located at 101 W. Nueva, Suite 103 San Antonio, TX 78205; or mail your original document to the Bexar County Clerk’s Office, 100 Dolorosa, Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78205. Our 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.

How can I find out if there is a lien on my property?

Information concerning liens recorded against a property may be researched by the public in the County Clerk’s Deed Records Department located at 101 W. Nueva, Suite B109, San Antonio, TX 78205, or visit the County Clerk’s Web page at www.bexar.org/CountyClerk. Title insurance and guaranteed clear title searches are performed by Title companies for a fee; you may also seek legal advice from an attorney. Title companies and attorneys may be found in the phone book or on-line. 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.

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What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, or money order. Please make checks payable to Bexar County Clerk.

What are your filing fees?

Our fees are $26 for the 1st page and $4 for each additional page (per document).

Where are you located?

The Bexar County Clerk’s Recording Department is located at 101 W. Nueva, Suite 103 San Antonio, TX 78205.

Where is the parking area located?

The Bexar County Parking Garage is located southwest of the Paul Elizondo Tower on the corner of West Nueva Street and South Flores Street. Standard rates apply. Other downtown parking lots and meters are available, but the rates are set at the discretion of the owner.

May I record a copy of my document? Do I need to provide my original document to get recorded?

Original documents with original signatures are required for recording. The County Clerk’s Office will not record a copy.

Who do I contact if I want to send documents in to get e-filed?

You may contact any one of our vendors that are posted on our website.

Where can I get a deed drawn up?

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.

Where do I register for my homestead/over 65/disable exemptions?

Bexar Appraisal District is located at 411 N. Frio, San Antonio, Texas 78207; you may call or email (210) 224-8511, www.bcad.org

What is your mailing address?

Bexar County Clerk’s Office, 100 Dolorosa, Suite 104, San Antonio, Texas 78205.

Do you have any substations?

No.

Is there a Notary in your building?

Yes. The notary is located on the first floor of the Paul Elizondo Tower.

How long will it take to record a document if I submit it in person?

Documents brought into the office are recorded immediately. Once the documents are cashiered, assigned an instrument number, and scanned, the original documents will be returned to you.

How long does it take for a document to become a public record?

The document will be a public record as soon as it is recorded. The record is usually available on the internet after 1-2 business days.

What is the fee for filing a Federal Tax Lien and/or Release of Federal Tax Lien?

The fee is $31. If the lien was filed in both UCC and OPR, the fee is $31 for each.

What is a Mortgage Foreclosure?

A mortgage foreclosure is the forced sale of property pledged as security for a debt that is in default.

What is a Tax Foreclosure?

A tax foreclosure is the forced sale, conducted by a governmental agency, of real estate for nonpayment of taxes.

When and where is the foreclosure sale conducted?

The sale is conducted on the first Tuesday of every month between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If the first Tuesday of a month occurs on January 1st or July 4th, the sale will be conducted between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. The sale will take place at the west side of the Bexar County Courthouse located at 100 Dolorosa, San Antonio, Texas or as designated by the Commissioner’s Court

Can anyone bid on a foreclosure?

Yes, anyone may bid.

What types of funds are necessary to bid at the sale?

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

How can I be sure that a foreclosed property has a clear title?

Information concerning liens recorded against a property may be researched by the public in the County Clerk’s Deed Records Department located at 101 W. Nueva, Suite B109, San Antonio, TX 78205, or by visiting the County Clerk’s web page at www.bexar.org/CountyClerk. Title insurance and guaranteed clear title searches are performed by title companies for a fee; you may also seek legal advice from an attorney. Title companies and attorneys may be found in the phone book or on-line. 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.

Where may I obtain a copy of a notices or list of Mortgage Foreclosures?

Mortgage Foreclosure Notices may be obtained by visiting the Bexar County Clerk’s web page at www.bexar.org/CountyClerk. A list may be obtained through the Bexar County Clerk’s GIS Foreclosure Map’s web page at http://map.bexar.org/foreclosure, or you may visit the Bexar County Clerk’s Deed Records Department located at 101 W. Nueva, Suite B109, San Antonio, TX 78205.

Where may I obtain a list of Tax Foreclosures?

A list of Tax Foreclosures may be obtained by contacting Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson LLP Attorneys at Law, 711 Navarro, Suite 300, San Antonio, TX, 78205, 210-225-6763, www.publications.com.

When is the GIS foreclosure map updated?

The foreclosure map is updated twice a month; the first Friday after the auction and approximately 18 days prior to the sale.

Can a property be removed or cancelled from the list by the Bank or the Sheriff’s Office for any reason?

Yes, properties can be removed from the sale list at any time.

Do I have to register to bid on a property?

Registration is not needed to bid on a Mortgage Foreclosure. Registration is a requirement to bid on a Tax Foreclosure. You may contact Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson LLP Attorneys at Law, 711 Navarro, Suite 300, San Antonio, TX, 78205, 210-225-6763, www.publications.com to register to bid on a tax foreclosure.

Is there a redemption period on a Tax Foreclosure?

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

Where can I find information regarding the sale of Tax Certificates?

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, 233 N. Pecos la Trinidad, San Antonio, Texas, 78207-3175.