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Bexar County in the south-central region of Texas, with a population of more than 1.7 million, is one of the largest counties in the United States today. Bexar County was founded in 1836 and boasts a rich history and a strong military presence through a number of Air Force and Army bases in the region. The county seat for Bexar is San Antonio, the location of many Bexar County public records and information about the history of the area. Finding free Bexar County public records requires knowing which county and state offices hold the records you seek. Thankfully, both in-person and online searches for Bexar public records are possible.
Bexar County public records can be found through the following sources:
Finding Bexar County Public Records: Knowing Where to Look
The key to finding Bexar County gov public records is knowing where to begin your hunt. Records are located at offices throughout Bexar County, with different departments responsible for the administration of various pieces of these local Texas public records.
Birth and death records are located at the Vital Statistics Division at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. Information about marriages and property ownership can be found at the Bexar County Clerk’s office.
Court records will be held at either the county or district court where the documents were filed. All of these courthouses are located in the county seat of San Antonio.
Online Bexar County Public Records Now Available
In addition to obtaining Bexar County public records from the appropriate government office, you can also find the documents you are looking for from online sources. The Bexar County Clerk’s office now offers its own online system for tracing persons married in Bexar County, as well as property transactions. Those interested in obtaining online documents will need to create an account with the office, which is free. Pertinent results from this free online public records search for Bexar County can be located and printed without any cost.
Find Online Bexar County Public Records for Births and Deaths
There are also online Bexar County public records for births and deaths on file in the county offices. The primary source for this information is the Vital Statistics Division, but since this office is not set up to accept credit card payments online, the office has contracted with Vitalchek.com to handle their requests. There is an additional fee to use this online service, but the company accepts nearly all forms of credit card payments. Turn-around time varies, but customers are notified when the search is complete. At that time, you are able to download or fax the documents you requested.