Getting Warrant Information

UPDATE:  SHERIFF PAMERLEAU’S ADMINISTRATION HAS CHANGED THE POLICY REGARDING WARRANTS.  THEY ARE NO LONGER ALLOWING WARRANT INFORMATION TO BE GIVEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

There is no law saying that this information cannot be released.  This was a decision made by the current administration.  We, at this publication, feel that this decision is a disservice to the citizens of Bexar County.  It discounts all the people who are willing to turn themselves in.  Many people prefer the ability to control the situation rather than getting caught out on the street with their children in the car.  In the second case the car will be towed and if no one is available to come get them, your children will be taken to CPS.  And in exchange for what?  How many people who don’t want to be caught are going to go to the jail and say, “Hey, do I have a warrant”? 

The Bexar County Jail will release warrant information to anyone as long as the warrant is still active.  They will not give you information on warrants that have already been cleared.  Now the normal, logical person would think you should call Warrants to get warrant information but remember, this is the Bexar County Jail we are talking about. If you want warrant information you will have to call Central Records (210-335-6201).  You will need to have either a sid number or a name and date of birth for them to be able to look up the information.  They are available by phone 24/7.

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Comments

  • Andy  On July 22, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    It’s probably something to it…but I called to see if I had a warrant because I was just going to be dropped off and turn myself in…rather than drive down there, get arrested, get my car towed..only to get back out…compiling a situation….smh…oh well, they wil make money off of both I guess…

  • admin  On July 31, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Andy – We think it’s ignorant not to give out warrant information over the phone so people can get things taken care of in the way you intended to do it. Unfortunately the jail under Sheriff Pamerleau has become extremely unfriendly to those trying to do what they can to get their situation taken care of.

  • admin  On August 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Kali – That’s between you and the bond company. The county does not issue warrants out for bond co-signers. The bonds company will probably keep your money.

  • Nikole  On October 16, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Does anyone know the amount of time it usually takes for an inmate to get transferred from Bexar county to Atascosa county?

  • nikki  On October 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    If I didn’t pay a parking ticket, didn’t go to court and my csr got towed will I have a Warrent for my arrest? Can I just go in and pay my ticket?

  • admin  On October 18, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Nikki – Call whatever agency you got the tickets with. Speak to their department that handles tickets to set up a way to handle it. They would rather have the money than arrest you but if you just go without setting something up first they might arrest you.

  • mlp  On November 3, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Central Records just told me they don’t give out warrant information anymore…

  • admin  On November 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Mlp – That is correct. Sheriff Pamerleau’s administration has stopped giving that information. We consider this to be a great disservice to the community. That information is not required to be confidential. We hope everyone remembers this come next election.

  • Henry  On November 9, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    How can check see if I gt warrants

  • admin  On November 12, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Henry – The current sheriff has stopped the release of warrant information. We feel this is a disservice to the community but the only way that can be fixed is at the ballot box. For now you will need to call a bonds company to have them check for you.

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