The Central Magistrate is often called C-Mag or Mag’s Office.  It is a joint processing area that includes City and County personnel.  If an individual has been arrested for the first time on a charge he will be taken to the Magistrate’s Office to be processed.  (Individuals arrested on warrants go straight to the jail).  The arrested person will see a magistrate (judge) who will decide if he gets bond and how much that bond will be.

P.R. Bonds will interview the individual to see if he is eligible to be released on his personal recognizance, which is sort of like giving his word to appear in court.  While P.R. Bonds is validating the information he gave, County officers will begin verifying his identity which will include taking his fingerprints and photo.  If a P.R. bond is denied, the individual will be sent to the County Jail to complete the booking process.  If it is approved the individual will be released once the book-in then book-out processes are complete.

This system was set up to help with the overcrowding at the County Jail.  But because of this system the Central Magistrate’s Office frequently knows if someone has been arrested before the people at the  jail do.  If you call Central Records to find out information on someone who just got arrested and they don’t show him in the system, try calling the Magistrate’s Office.

Central Magistrate (City side): 210-207-7532

Or go to the joint County and City Central Magistrate website.

NOTE:  City is having some problems with their phone number.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.  If it is not working when you call try 210-207-7534 instead.


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  • admin  On November 5, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Candace – No. That is a safety issue. Paper can be soaked in illegal substances. Commissary has those items for sale. You can also order a package from iCare that has writing supplies.

  • admin  On November 5, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Candace – If he is indigent he can get one sheet of paper and one stamped envelope from Human Services.

  • Amanda  On November 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

    my boyfriend just got arrested last night can I see him today or just on the visit days? like online it says the first 5 days we can see him but then it says that his last names can only get visits on Saturday and Monday… when can I see him?

  • admin  On November 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Amanda – Immediate family only during the first five days but it still has to be on his visitation day.

  • Bill  On January 15, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Im trying to do a inmate search using SID # and DOB but when i hit submit it goes back to same page with blanks empty again. Whats up with that?

  • admin  On January 21, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Bill – Just call Central Records at 210-335-6201. They are open 24/7. The Bexar County jail is in desperate need of some technical help with their websites.

  • Roxanne  On March 18, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I use to go to this website to see the info on my boyfriend…However it doesn’t show me anymore. Is it because he already been there for almost a month.If so do u know a good website to find out about when is the release date & how much is his bond??

  • admin  On April 1, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Roxanne – If you are talking about the Jail Activity List it only has one week’s worth of information and is a mess to read. You can call Central Records at 210-335-6201 for information.

  • Sandra  On April 21, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    My granddaughter just came from court this morning 4/21/14.
    The jail records show her being held for only 10 days. This is an error on bookings part. She has been in the Bexar county jail for 35 day as of today. How do I get this record corrected.
    There was a bond paid and she was not released on that bond because of a gps not being issued. She is still in the bexar county jail. How do I get the records corrected to the correct number of days she has been in the jail?

  • admin  On April 28, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Sandra – Speak to her assigned attorney.

  • Jesse  On May 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    What does pr/ang mean

  • admin  On May 23, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Jesse – We’ve had several posters ask similar questions. We suspect that in some cases the officers make up their own code. Some we think may be initials. At a guess I think this probably stands for P.R. and the ang might be the person’s initials but does that mean he got a P.R. bond or does that mean ang was the one who checked to see if he qualified for one or does it mean something completely different. Unfortunately we are not getting answers.

  • Grace  On June 28, 2014 at 8:04 am

    My boyfriend has a class a criminal mischief misdemeanor he came out in a bond but jumped bond n never went to court he git arrested again n now hes in ciznty how long would he do tine in couny

  • Jamie  On July 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    My Husband was rearrested and does not have a bond in the comments on the Magistrate search I did said OUTOFCO can you tell me what that means?

  • admin  On July 8, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Jamie – That stands for out-of-county. It means that the warrant was issued by a county other than Bexar County and Bexar County is only holding him for that county. If he is allowed to bond out then a bond amount would be listed. If no bond is listed it is probable that the other county is intending to pick him up. You can call Central Records at 210-335-6201 to see what is showing in the computer.

  • admin  On July 8, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Grace – That decision is made by the judge.

  • Ashley  On July 14, 2014 at 2:23 am

    How do i find out if my sister is getting bonded out

  • LGaeta  On July 20, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    My brother just got arrested and charged with possession of marijuana 0-2oz . He was denied pr bond, how long will he be expected to stay in jail. He’s bond was set at $800.

  • admin  On July 31, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Ashley – Central Records doesn’t have notice about that until your sister’s status shows as released. She will still be there for a while longer while they finish processing.

  • admin  On July 31, 2014 at 3:50 am

    LGaeta – The judge determines the sentence within the sentencing guidelines. Call Central Records to see if any information is showing up in their computers yet. Their number is 210-335-6201.

  • melissa  On August 1, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I just bonded my husband and now they said the process is gonna take longer because there is a condition on his paper work which is a cpr hold or something…what does that mean???

  • Nina  On August 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    What does pending magistration mean

  • admin  On August 20, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Nina – It means he is waiting to go before the magistrate.

  • kaylee  On August 20, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    My cousin was arrested for a p.i how can i bail her out? Or will she just be released in the morning? She was supposedly picked up around 8pm it is now 11:30pm and she is still not in the system

  • admin  On September 5, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Kaylee – A P.I. is a ticket. She’ll be released when she sobers up.

  • admin  On September 5, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Melissa – I’m not sure about a cpr hold. Did they maybe say gps hold?

  • steven  On October 25, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I have a warrant for my arrest for not paying tickets.do I have to be bailed out by someone or they take me out on my own?

  • Roberta  On October 28, 2014 at 9:53 am

    What do you do when someone was arrested and gave a false address…We have a neighbor that was arrested that gave her name with our address…she has never stayed or lived here…now we have all this mail coming to our house…Do not want any of this crap coming our way….Thanks…

  • admin  On November 7, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Steven – Depends on how the warrant was set up. If it gave a bond and a fine amount that means you can do either. If it gave just a bond amount you have to bond out.

  • admin  On November 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Roberta – You are in a tough spot. You could try calling the Warrants department to let them know the situation and ask them to update their information but that department doesn’t seem to be very responsive. I would try anyway. Your best bet would probably be to draw a line through the name and your address, write on the envelope “wrong address, no one here by this name” and return the letters to the mailman. If the sheriff’s office starts getting them back maybe they’ll get the message.

  • ronie  On November 10, 2014 at 5:28 am

    my son was arrested for dui (I believe). He is diabetic. How can I find out if he has his insulin? Or who can I speak with to inform that he is diabetic. His blood sugar may be low and it may cause him to have some adverse reactions?

  • admin  On November 12, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Ronie – Call the nurses station at 210-335-6260 or 210-335-6167.

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