Cash Bonds are the full amount of the bond posted by Cashier's Check or Money Order only. All Cashier's Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to the "Bexar County Sheriff's Office". No cash, traveler's checks or personal checks are accepted. You must have a valid ID.
Cash Bond Refunds
Regarding refunds of cash bonds, BCSO references the Code Of Criminal Procedure; Article 17.02:
A "bail bond" is a written undertaking entered into by the defendant and the defendant's sureties for the appearance of the principal therein before a court or magistrate to answer a criminal accusation; provided, however, that the defendant on execution of the bail bond may deposit with the custodian of funds of the court in which the prosecution is pending current money of the United States in the amount of the bond in lieu of having sureties signing the same. Any cash funds deposited under this article shall be receipted for by the officer receiving the funds and, on order of the court, be refunded in the amount shown on the face of the receipt less the administrative fee authorized by Section 117.055, Local Government Code, after the defendant complies with the conditions of the defendant's bond, to:
- any person in the name of whom a receipt was issued, including the defendant if a receipt was issued to the defendant; or
- the defendant, if no other person is able to produce a receipt for the funds.
Bail Bond Companies
It is the right and the responsibility of the individual to verify current license status of any Surety Company they may decide to enter into business with. For a full listing of active bail bond companies, please visit the Bail Bond Board.
If you would like to reach the Bexar County Sheriffs Office with questions regarding bonds, please call (210) 335-6201.
The link for Central Records is as follows: Central Records Office