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1. What is BCPIN?
2. How do I subscribe to BCPIN?
3. Why can't I subscribe online?
4. How do I get the paperwork to sign up for BCPIN?
5. Why does the County need a security clearance form?
6. How much does BCPIN access cost?
7. What information is available through BCPIN?
8. How can I see what the system provides without subscribing to the service?
9. I would like to have access to specific information. How can I find out if the information I want access to is available on BCPIN?
10. Is training available for BCPIN?
11. What do I need to access BCPIN on my PC?
12. Will BCPIN work with Southwestern Bell DSL, or Time Warner Road-Runner Internet service?
13. If I have a problem or questions how do I get help?

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1. Are Constables and their Deputies "real Cops"?
2. Who are Texas Peace Officers?
3. What is the Constable’s Jurisdiction?
4. Can Constables arrest and conduct traffic stops?
5. What type of training do Constables receive?
6. Who do the Constables work for?
7. What do Constables do?
8. If I have a question about which Constable's Office serves what areas of Bexar County, who can I contact so I can send my court documents to the correct Constable?
9. How does someone get in contact with the office?
10. Do Deputy Constables collect warrant or civil payments over the phone?

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1. What are the responsibilities of the County Judge?
2. What is Bexar County Commissioners Court?
3. When and where does Commissioners Court meet?
4. Are Commissioners Court meetings televised or streamed?
5. What is the relationship between Bexar County and the University Health System?
6. What is the relationship between Bexar County and the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum?
7. What is the relationship between Bexar County and the Bexar Appraisal District?

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1. What is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)?
2. What is the HOME Investment Partnership Act (HOME)?
3. What is the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program?

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1. I was certified for Utility Assitance, when should I expect my payment to be made?
2. I qualified for help last year, why do I always have to re-apply each year?
3. My neighbor turned in her application after me, but she was helped first. Why is that?

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1. Do I qualify for a Protective Order and if so, how do I obtain one?
2. How do I file a case with the District Attorney’s Office?
3. I am a victim of a crime in Bexar County, and I need to find out the status of my case at the District Attorney’s Office?
4. I am the victim of a crime with a pending case at the DA’s Office, what should I do if the perpetrator and/or their family have been threatening and harassing me?
5. I am a victim of crime and I would like referrals for local social services such as housing, counseling, support groups, etc. Who do I call?
6. I have incurred bills for things like funeral/burial, medical, counseling, and/or lost wages due to a crime. Can I be reimbursed for my expenses?
7. I have a relative or friend who has been charged with a crime and I would like to find out when they go to court?
8. How can I find out when the defendant in my case gets out of the County Jail?
9. My offender was sent to prison. How do I find out when they are eligible for parole?

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1. How do I qualify for the DWI Court Program?
2. How do I get referred to the DWI Court?
3. What, if any, exclusions are there from being considered for the DWIC program?
4. What is a DWI Subsequent Offense?
5. Why would I be referred to the DWI Court?

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1. What authority does the County have to conduct Fire Inspections?
2. Why does the County conduct Fire Inspections?
3. What is a Fire Code?
4. What Fire Code does the County enforce?
5. Why does the County charge a fee for conducting a fire inspection?
6. How often does the County conduct a fire/safety inspection?
7. A Fire Inspector found a violation of the Fire Code in my building; what must I do?
8. The Fire Inspector told me that a re-inspection is necessary, why?
9. If I fail to make corrections to a fire code violation, what happens?
10. Why am I being told I have to install a Fire Alarm System?
11. Why am I being told I have to install a Fire Sprinkler System?
12. Is my building is "Grandfathered" from having to meet current codes?
13. How is the occupant load for my building calculated?
14. My business is regulated or licensed by the State, and they use the Life Safety Code; why is the Fire Inspector telling me I have to comply with the County Fire Code?
15. I just started a business and moved into a new building; what do I have to do?
16. I want to install fuel tanks at my property; what must I do?
17. I believe I saw a fire code violation at a business I visited; what can I do about it?
18. What does the Inspector look for during an inspection?
19. What is an "Exit" Strategy, and why is it important?
20. Why does my mobile food vending truck require an annual fire inspection and permit?
21. Why does my fuel dispensing operation require an annual fire inspection and permit?

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1. What law regulates the County authority to require building permits?
2. When is a building permit required in the unincorporated areas of the county?
3. Who has to get a building permit?
4. What is a "substantial improvement"?
5. What is a commercial establishment (building)?
6. What is a public accessible building?
7. What is a multi-family residential building?
8. What do I have to do to get a building permit?
9. What other permits must be obtained?
10. How long does it take to obtain a building permit?
11. How much does a building permit cost?
12. How long is a building permit valid for?
13. What are the Codes used by Bexar County?
14. What local amendments are enforced by Bexar County?
15. What inspections are required for my building?
16. Who inspects my building project?
17. I'm building a private residence, what permits are required?
18. How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy for my home?
19. I'm building in the San Antonio ETJ, what other requirements must I comply with?
20. I'm building in the Helotes ETJ, what other requirements must I comply with?
21. How is my property zoned in the County?

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1. What is a 100 year flood event?
2. Are you in the floodplain?
3. Do you need flood insurance?
4. What is Your Risk of Flooding?
5. Can You Build in the Floodplain?
6. What can't be done in the floodplain?

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1. What is a Public Defender?
2. How do I get a court appointed lawyer to represent me?
3. How do I know if I qualify for a court appointed lawyer?
4. Will a Public Defender keep what I tell them private?
5. I want my lawyer to tell my family what is going on with my case. Is that possible?
6. Where is the Public Defender's Office located?

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1. How do I get a pothole repaired?
2. How do I get a dead animal removed?
3. How do I get a live animal removed?
4. What are the required procedures to have an on-site sewage facility installed and inspected?
5. City Public Service says I need an electrical release; how do I get one?
6. My neighbor has high weeds/junk cars/refuge on his property; what can I do?
7. I understand the County has foreclosed property for sale, how can I purchase this property?
8. I want to have a 4-way stop installed at an intersection, how do I request this?
9. Cars are disobeying the posted speed limits in my neighborhood, what can I do?
10. What are the specifications and procedures for installing a driveway?
11. What are the procedures for developing and platting land in Bexar County?
12. How can I find out if my house is in the flood plain?
13. What County permits do I need to construct on my property?
14. What is my property zoned for?
15. What is the Federal Storm Water Fee?

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1. How do I view current construction bids for Bexar County?
2. What is the importance of commodity and sub-commodity codes during the registration process?
3. Does Bexar County use the State of Texas contracts?
4. How do I get on the County's Supplier list?
5. What are the abbreviations IFB, RFP and RFQ?
6. How can I improve my chances at participation in the County's “small dollar” procurements?
7. Where can I find information on SWMBE and link to the SWMBE site?

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1. How do I find out if someone has been arrested and/or is in your custody?
2. How do I find out what the charge is, and how much is the bond?
3. How do I know which Bail Bond companies are currently licensed?
4. How do I find an inmate's System Identification Number (SID)?
5. What is the phone number for the Bexar County Central Magistrate's Office?
6. How do I find out the court date of an inmate?
7. How do I find out when the inmate is going to be released?
8. When can I visit the inmate?
9. How can I be added to the inmate's visitation list?
10. How do I send mail, money and/or care packages to an inmate?
11. I'm an attorney or bond company. How do I find out about an inmate?
12. How do I find out if I have a warrant?

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1. What is CDMS?
2. How is it beneficial to my department or office?
3. Is it only for SMWBE tracking?
4. Will the information I enter be kept confidential? Who will have access?
5. Is this maintained by the purchasing department?
6. Is it mandatory to use this system?
7. What if all my contracts go through purchasing?

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1. What is an Assumed Business Name (DBA, Doing Business As)? Why do I need to file?
2. Where do I file an Assumed Business Name?
3. What is the filing fee? How many years will it be valid?
4. What information is required to file an Assumed Business Name?
5. What is the process of filing an Assumed Business Name?

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1. Is it a theft or a bad check?
2. How can I minimize my business losses to bad checks?
3. How do I contact the District Attorney's Office?

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1. What is the duration of the program?
2. What are the application requirements?
3. Previous Sessions
4. Management

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1. What is my username?
2. What is my password?
3. How do I change my password?
4. What do I do if I forget my password?
5. How do I view a list of my contracts?
6. How do I find a specific contract?
7. How do I view an audit?
8. How do I submit a response to an audit?
9. How do I get help from customer support?
10. How do I edit my own account settings?

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1. What is the SMWVBO Conference?
2. How long has it been held? Why in December?
3. Who should attend this conference?
4. What is the Veterans Business & Resource Center?
5. Why does the County hold this conference?
6. How much does it cost to attend and for parking?
7. Do I have to be in business to attend and what should I bring?
8. Is this only for Construction businesses?
9. How can I prepare for the conference?
10. What happens at the Conference?

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1. What is the SMWVBO Conference?
2. How long has it been held? Why in December?
3. How did it get started?
4. Why does the County hold this conference?
5. What makes this conference different from other similar events held by local chambers?
6. Why should a local SMWVBO attend?

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1. How do I register my business name or get a DBA?
2. Where do I get an Employer Identification Number?
3. Where do I get a State of Texas sales tax permit?
4. Where can I get information on permits needed for my business?
5. Where can I get training or counseling on starting a business and or writing a business plan?
6. Are there any grants to start a business?
7. How do I certify my business as SBE, MBE, WBE, AABE, VBE, DIBE??
8. How do I become a Bexar County Vendor?
9. Do I have to be certified as SBE, MBE, WBE, AABE, VBE, DIBE to do business with Bexar County?
10. 10. How do I register to attend the Small, Minority, Women, and Veteran Owned Business Conference on December 7, 2016 at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall?

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1. Is there a court order stating that Bexar County can assess a Storm Water Quality Fee?
2. What is the Stormwater Fee?
3. What does the Stormwater Fee go to?
4. Why is my Stormwater Fee so high?
5. If I don't have to pay property taxes, do I have to pay a Stormwater Fee?
6. How can I protest my Stormwater Fee?

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1. How do I know if I qualify for the Veterans Treatment Court program?
2. Now that I figured out that I qualify for the VTC program, how do I get in? Do I need a referral?
3. After I successfully complete the VTC Referral Packet, what's the next step for me?
4. After I complete the VTC application packet, what can I expect?
5. If I'm charged with a DWI, DWI - Open Container, DWI 2nd or Assault Bodily Injury, will I still be considered for Track 1 - Pretrial Diversion?
6. If the District Attorney's Office requires me to complete community service hours as part of my deal, can I pay it off rather than perform the community service?
7. What, if any, exclusions are there from being considered for the VTC program?

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1. I want to volunteer but I don’t have much time; is there something for me?
2. I’m disabled, what volunteer opportunities are available for me?
3. What volunteer opportunities are available now?
4. During a disaster, what can I do to help?
5. What do I need to do to volunteer?
6. Can our group volunteer?
7. What do you need the most?
8. Do I have a choice in what volunteer jobs I’m assigned?
9. I heard a background check is required, what disqualifies me as a volunteer?
10. If I don’t register, can I volunteer anyway?