Bexar County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Bexar County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties. This county was named for San Antonio de Béxar, the major presidio in Mexican Texas, named in turn for the San Antonio River and theSpanish viceroy's family, who were Dukes of Béjar in Spain.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Bexar County is bordered by Kendall County (north), Comal County (north), Guadalupe County (northeast), Wilson County (southeast), Atascosa County (south), Medina County (west), Bandera County (northwest).

Bexar County Cities and Towns include Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Castle Hills, Cibolo, China Grove, Converse, Cross Mountain, Elmendorf, Fair Oaks Ranch, Grey Forest, Helotes, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park, Kirby, Leon Springs, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Lytle, Olmos Park, San Antonio, Schertz, Scenic Oaks, Selma, Shavano Park, Somerset, St. Hedwig, Terrell Hills, Timberwood Park, Universal City, Von Ormy, Windcrest.. A Map of Bexar County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Bexar County, Texas Courthouse Records

Bexar County, Texas Courthouse
Bexar County, TX Courthouse

The Bexar County Courthouse is located in San Antonio, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Bexar county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Bexar County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1837, Land Records from 1837, Probate Records from 1837 and Court Records from 1837. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
  • Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

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