CENTRAL RECORDS

Central Records is the main department you will probably deal with.  They handle inmate information which includes looking up sid numbers, charges, warrants and various other information.  They also sell items like offense and traffic reports, verifications of incarceration and criminal histories.  If you need to be fingerprinted for your job they do that too.  This department has a wealth of information which is a good thing because just about every other department will transfer their calls there.  Sometimes even before a single word has left your mouth.

To get inmate information from Central Records you will need to have either a sid number or the inmate’s name and date of birth.  They are capable of looking up the information by name only but if there is more than one person with that name they won’t know which one you are looking for.  They don’t even tell you that’s an option probably to avoid upset people if the wrong information is given out.

A main thing I like about this department is that the phones are still answered by people.  I’ve tried getting information from other large detention facilities and ended up having to go through tons of recordings.  A problem they do have is their phone congestion between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  If you call during those times you may be on hold for a while.  As it works towards 5:00 pm the wait time starts getting shorter.  If you can, call during off hours to get through quicker.  Central Records is open 24/7 for phone requests about inmate information.  If you need to go there in person they are open to the public from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday except for holidays.

Central Records:  210-335-6201


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  • admin  On May 2, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Amanda – The majority of the time yes. Every once in a while They find someone had a previous sid. When that happens they pick one of the sid numbers and put all of the information under that one.

  • melissa  On May 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    If my boyfriend is supposed to be in bexar county for only 30 days can they keep him there longer than 30?

  • admin  On May 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Melissa – Technically, yes. But it mostly depends on the circumstances. Say your boyfriend is in the Bexar County jail but also has a warrant out of Guadalupe County, Bexar County can hold your boyfriend past the 30 days while they wait for Guadalupe County to come pick him up. That is just one example. There are various other things that can happen.

  • Mandii  On June 28, 2013 at 1:38 am

    how can I obtain a mugshot of an inmate recently arrested in bexar county jail

  • admin  On July 13, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Mandi – Go in and ask for it. Mugs are available to the public. If you have any problems with a clerk ask to speak to the manager.

  • Becky  On July 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    If you have an SID from 2002, are you still able to pull up mugshots there?

  • admin  On July 25, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Becky – Not exactly sure what you are asking. If you are asking if the jail has access to older mugshots the answer is yes.

  • Mona  On July 25, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    If someone was arrested in Harris County because they found he had something on his record they said he would be extradited if he had charges in harris county will they transfer that over to bexar county or how does that work. How can I find out what exactly he was charged for in harris county… sorry i’m confused my self.

  • Moni  On August 1, 2013 at 4:05 am

    I’m trying to get info on boyfriend he jus got arrested July 31, 2013. His name is: E***** L****** birthdate: **/**/**. Can you help me plz

  • admin  On August 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Mona – Each county processes their own charges.

  • admin  On August 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Moni – We are not the Bexar County Jail. We are a private website that tries to help people who are attempting to get information from the actual Bexar County Jail. You need to call Central Records at 210-335-6201 to get information on your boyfriend.

  • Anna  On August 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    What if I am simply looking for a friend. Can I still call central records? I just found out from my friend’s cousin that he was arrested and is in county.

  • shell  On August 20, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I’m needing to find out if W****** v b***** is in jail there?

  • admin  On August 21, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Anna – Yes.

  • admin  On August 21, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Shell – Call Central Records at 210-335-6201. You will need to know his name and date of birth.

  • samantha  On September 10, 2013 at 12:11 am

    my fiancé was picked up for a blue warrant (failure to pay & report) but didn’t pick up any charges stayed out of trouble until his parol date ended. how long can they detain him?

  • Sam  On September 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I need to know if my bf is there.. His name is G******** B****** and his dob is **/**/***

  • admin  On September 22, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Samantha – A blue warrant is a parole violation. The TDCJ decides what they want to do, not County.

  • admin  On September 22, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Sam – This is not the actual Bexar County Jail. We are a private site that attempts to help people maneuver through their complex system. You will need to call the jail to find out if your boyfriend is there. Call Central Records at 210-335-6201.

  • Sherry  On September 26, 2013 at 6:48 am

    How do I find out *for FREE* if someone is still in Bexar Co. or what their outcome is?

  • admin  On October 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Sherry – You can call Central Records at 210-335-6201 to find out if someone is there. If the person is still in custody they will tell you what he was arrested for, the bond, his sid number, the court he is out of and various information relating to his arrest. If the individual is no longer there they will not give you information. Once he is gone they consider the information confidential until it has been adjudicated by the court, in other words, until the case is closed out.

  • David  On November 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    If I have a Capius Warrant for a traffic violation, should I try and get a PR bond BEFORE going to turn myself in? I don’t have money to pay for the ticket.

  • admin  On December 12, 2013 at 12:57 am

    David – Have you previously entered a plea in your case? If so, then it is probably a capias pro fine and you cannot get a bond. You will either have to pay the fine or do the time.

  • Cheryl  On January 8, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    How would I get a Bexar jail activity report from 5-8-12?

  • admin  On January 21, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Cheryl – Send an open records request. In other words, a written request asking for it. There may be a charge. They will let you know if there is.

  • Jessica  On April 9, 2014 at 5:00 am

    My fiance was just transferred to Dominguez. He wrote me and asked of I could contact Bexar county to have them send his backtime bc the paperwork wasn’t sent over…what dept would I contact about this or should I contact his court appointed lawyer? Please help.

  • admin  On April 17, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Jessica – You can get a Verification of Incarceration from Central Records but we recommend that you speak to his attorney. The attorney will be able to get things done a lot faster and with less hassle.

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