Bexar County now has available an on-line public inquiry system called the Bexar County Public Information Network (BCPIN). It is a system designed to allow clients to access and view public information stored in Bexar County's computer system.
What is BCPIN?
How do I subscribe to BCPIN?
Please contact Bexar County Information Technology at 210-335-0236 or 210-335-0200 and inform whoever answers you wish to subscribe to BCPIN.
Why can't I subscribe online?
The County requires two signed originals of the contract.
How do I get the paperwork to sign up for BCPIN?
The forms can be downloaded in PDF format by click on the following links:
NOTE: If you print your forms, be sure to print and complete two (2) copies of the contract in addition to the Security Clearance form.
You may also call 210-335-0200 to obtain the necessary paperwork to subscribe.
Why does the County need a security clearance form?
Bexar County Information Technology is the means by which you receive the data from BCPIN. A custodian of records (Bexar County Clerk, District Clerk, and Bexar County Elections Administration) must sign to give you permission to obtain their records.
How much does BCPIN access cost?
To subscribe to the BCPIN service, simply fill out the Contract and Security Clearance form and return them to Bexar County Information Technology with an initial set up fee of $100.00, made payable to the Bexar County Clerk. Private Passwords will be assigned for access to the systems. A monthly invoice will be sent to each subscriber for the following charges:
Transaction Charges: $ .026 Per transaction
Contract Administrative Charges: $10.00 Per month
Non-Programming Personnel Charges: $15.00 Per hour, at one (1) hour per month
A transaction is defined as each time the enter key is pressed, a Function key (e.g.: F1, F2, etc.) is pressed, or whenever a screen pops up on your monitor. The system is not available beginning at 5:30 PM each weekday evening while maintenance is being performed on files. The time required for maintenance varies from two (2) to four (4) hours. When maintenance is completed, the system is available for access.
What information is available through BCPIN?
The BCPIN systems you may access are:
COUNTY CLERK CIVIL RECORDS (CENTRAL FILING):
Civil court cases handled by the County courts.
COUNTY CLERK PROBATE RECORDS:
Probate Civil Court cases handled by the Probate courts.
COUNTY CLERK and DISTRICT CLERK BOND TRACKING INFORMATION:
Tracks the status of bonds by providing bondsman's and subject's Bond information.
COUNTY CLERK and DISTRICT CLERK CRIMINAL PUBLIC INFORMATION:
Filed and re-filed criminal cases in the County courts and cases involving indictments, re-indictments, or waivers in the District Courts, searching by name and case number.
DISTRICT CLERK CIVIL RECORDS:
Civil court cases handled by the District Courts.
BEXAR COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION:
Names and addresses of Registered Bexar County Voters.
You will also be able to access to the following:
Provides names, addresses and bar numbers of Bexar County attorneys.
BEXAR COUNTY PHONE DIRECTORY:
Provides a list of Bexar County Departments and Personnel with telephone numbers.
Other systems may be added in the future, at no additional cost to current subscribers. A manual is provided to BCPIN subscribers, along with a training class on the various systems.
How can I see what the system provides without subscribing to the service?
The Bexar County Clerk and Bexar County District Clerk have free public access terminals available at the Bexar County Courthouse, 100 Dolorosa, San Antonio Texas. 78205. You may use the system at these locations free of any charges. Parking is available in the area ranging from $2.00 to $10.00 per day. The Bexar County Courthouse is handicap accessible. General information is available by contacting 210-335-2011.
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?
For specific questions related to what information is available to BCPIN subscribers, please contact the BCIT Help Desk at 210-335-0222 or email to Helpdesk@Bexar.org
Is training available for BCPIN?
Yes, once you have subscribed to the BCPIN service and receive your passwords, you may contact Technical Training at 210-335-0236. If you are outside Bexar County and do not wish to travel to our location, please contact us for training arrangements at 210-335-0236.
What do I need to access BCPIN on my PC?
Your computer must be capable of running Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.01 or better, or Netscape Navigator Version 4.7, or greater, to use our services, and must have a modem capable of 9600 baud rate or greater. For best results, we recommend a Pentium class computer running at 266 MHz, with a 56k Modem.
Will BCPIN work with Southwestern Bell DSL, or Time Warner Road-Runner Internet service?
BCPIN is only available through connection to our network. We do not support Internet users at this time.
If I have a problem or questions how do I get help?
The BCIT Technical Support Helpdesk is your best source of assistance. They can be reached at 210-335-0222 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.