If there are funds held in the registry and you have filed your motion/order with the appropriate office, the Bookkeeping Dept. requires a certified copy to begin the payment process.
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The County Clerk’s Office provides a search tool that can be used to search for unclaimed funds held by the County Clerk’s office for criminal, civil, and probate cases. You can search by entering a last name or by entering a case number.
Present a certified copy of the court order and a signed form W-9 for the party receiving the disbursement to the Bookkeeping Department. For more details visit Withdrawing Adult Court Registry Funds.
Funds that were escheated to the State may be claimed from the State Comptroller's Unclaimed Property Division. Some funds may require further court action. Visit claimittexas.org for more details or contact the State Comptroller at 1-800-654-3463.
If you have funds in the registry, have turned 18 and wish to withdraw those funds, the Bookkeeping Department requires the following:
Bexar County provides a Law Library that may have helpful information on how to prepare an order. The Law Library is located at 100 Dolorosa, 5th Floor San Antonio, Texas 78205.
Depending on where you paid for your transaction, you can contact the following County Clerk offices to request a refund:
Our office can provide a list of all funds resulting from cash bond deposits, condemnation, civil, and probate proceedings. If you would like a list, please submit an open records request to Priscilla Hernandez at 210-335-2561.
Please contact our office at 210-335-2483 or 210-335-1246 with details of your request, such as case number or payable name. We can provide a certified mail tracking number as well.
Please contact the Bookkeeping Department at 210-335-2483 or 210-0335-1246 and have your case number.
If you submitted a check that was returned non-sufficient funds, you will need to submit the amount that was returned in addition to a $25 fee for the returned check. The payment must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, or a money order made payable to the Bexar County Clerk. Please contact the Bookkeeping Department to coordinate a payment at 210-335-2483 or 210-335-1246.
The normal processing time for all checks disbursed is up to 15 business days.
No, you will receive a check from the Bexar County Clerk’s Office.
Please note an administrative expense shall be deducted from each withdrawal, depending on the type of withdrawal. The deduction is not optional. It is required by Local Government Code § 117.054 and § 117.055.
We are located at 100 Dolorosa St. in San Antonio, Texas 78205. Our office is located in the original courthouse in the basement level towards the north end of the building. We are directly across from the Civil Department of the County Clerk’s Office.