Courthouse Attorney Identification Badges allow attorneys to bypass the metal detectors at the Bexar County Courthouse.
FIRST-TIME BADGE APPLICATION PROCESS Attorneys interested in an Identification Badge may obtain a Bexar County Courthouse Attorney Identification Badge Application in person between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, at the office of the San Antonio Bar Association, 5th Floor of the Bexar County Courthouse. The Application Fee is due at that time. (See Fees, below.) SABA staff will review the Application, verify payment of the Application Fee, and give the Applicant a copy of their completed Application.
The Applicant must submit the completed, SABA-verified copy of the Application to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department at the front desk of the Bexar County Jail, 200 N. Comal Street, between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, excluding legal holidays. At that time, the Applicant will be fingerprinted by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department.
BADGE RENEWAL If you have already gone through the badge application process and background check, you do not need to do it again. Renew expired badge online HERE.
FEES The Application Fee for a new or renewed Attorney Identification Badge is $40 for attorneys who are members in good standing of the San Antonio Bar Association or the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (SACDLA). For all other attorneys, the fee is $50. The fee is payable to the San Antonio Bar Association, and is due BEFORE the Application is submitted to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department. Replacement badges are $15 each.
INFORMATION If you have any questions that cannot be answered by the forms, please contact SABA at 210.227.8822.