Attorney Badges

PLEASE NOTE Bexar County’s Sheriff Courthouse Security has granted a courtesy extension for attorney badges with October expiration dates. These badges will be accepted until December 1, 2017.

The San Antonio Bar Association is now processing applications according to updated Bexar County Security regulations. Beginning in 2017, SABA must go through Bexar County to secure the cards and follow Bexar County’s new, consultant-recommended procedures. The rate for SABA and SACDLA members is $100, and the badge is good for TWO years.


How it works

  1. Complete and notarize the badge application. Applications MUST be notarized before delivery. SABA staff are unable to notarize at this time.
  2. Mail or drop off the original, notarized application with payment to SABA offices (Bexar County Courthouse, 5th Floor, 100 Dolorosa, 78205)
  3. SABA staff will notify you when your application has been approved and where to have your photo taken.
  4. Pick up badge upon receiving a SABA email notification that your badge is ready.


SABA/SACDLA Members: $100 new or renewal* badge
Non-member attorneys: $150 new or renewal* badge

*Attorneys must re-apply during bi-annual renewal as a background check is required every two years 

Why this price? Bexar County’s new security procedures require more actions than were required previously. While this has impacted the rates, Bexar County badges are still on par with market value. Also, Bexar County badges are valid for a two-year period, which is unique to this county. Denton County ($200/yr), Harris County ($50/yr) and Dallas ($50/yr) all require attorneys to renew every year. SABA was able to maintain the two-year validity of attorney badges. If you have any remaining questions, please reach out to staff at (210) 227-8822.