Attorney Badges

Attorney Badge
application procedure

Beginning in 2017, the San Antonio Bar Association Attorney Courthouse Access Badges application procedure are in compliance with updated Bexar County Security regulations.

The application fee is $150; SABA and SACDLA members are eligible for a discounted rate of $100. The badge is good for TWO years.



  1. Complete the badge application. Applications MUST be notarized.
  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 or denied 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 as a background check is required every two years 

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.

Additionally, 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.