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Commissioners Court - General Government

Justice

  • Courts

    • Courts-at-Law (12 Total: 2 Civil, 10 Criminal)
    • District Courts (County provides staff and court space for 22 State Courts)
    • Fourth Court of Appeals (County provides staff and court space for seven Justices that hear appeals for a 32 county South and Central Texas District)
    • Several other courts such as the Children's Court and courts over which a Master presides.
  • Law Enforcement

    • Finances court bailiffs
    • Traffic - law enforcement
    • Special event monitoring
  • Detention

    • Jail guards
    • Inmate services
    • Jail industries
    • Work release program
  • Constable

    • Enforces court orders
    • Handles truancy cases
    • Executes criminal warrants
    • Performs some traffic and general law enforcement
  • Youth Corrections

    • Probation field services
    • Community & restitution program
    • Early intervention programs
    • Residential services
    • Zero Tolerance Program
    • Ropes/Challenge Program
  • Fire Marshall

    • Fire Investigation/Inspection Section
    • Emergency Management
    • Building Permits
  • District Attorney's Office

    • Investigates, prosecutes, appeals all criminal and most civil cases where necessary
    • Advises County on civil matters

Record Keeping

  • County Clerk

    • Official record keeper for the County
    • Preserves records
    • Statutory clerk for County Courts-at-Law
    • Records deeds, deeds of trust, abstracts of judgments, Uniform Commercial Codes documents, prenuptial agreements, military discharges, assumed names, hospital liens, mechanic liens, federal tax Liens, and marriage licenses
    • Maintains historical records - Spanish Archives
    • Maintains Vital Statistics - marriage certificates, birth & death certificates prior to 1967, school records, cattle brands and warehouse bonds
    • Office of the County Treasury - records and deposits daily monetary receipts collected by the various Bexar County offices
  • District Clerk

    • Records all civil and criminal filings of the District Courts
    • Operates as the register of Courts
    • Custodian of court records
  • Tax Collection

    • Tax assessment and collection
    • Motor vehicle titling and registration
    • Is an agent of the Texas State Comptroller to collect beer and liquor license fees
  • Election Department

    • Conducts federal, state and county elections
    • Contracts conduct of elections with and for various taxing entities
    • Conducts voter registration
  • Housing and Human Services

    • Community Development Block Grants - Public facilities senior/child care centers, related infrastructure - water/sewer, flood/drainage, sidewalks/ street repair, ADA/curbs, Public Service - child/senior care crime prevention
    • Direct Client Services - Pauper burial services, utility assistance, Emergency Services (food water and clothing)
    • Dispute Resolution Center - Free mediation
    • Forensic Science Center - Medical Examiner, Criminal Investigation Laboratory
    • Home Program - Housing rehabilitation, mortgage lending, Nonprofit- Single Family Home Production, home buying education/counseling
    • Pretrial Services - Community safety through structured supervision
    • TX Cooperative Extension - Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs, Horticulture and Environmental Programs, 4H Youth Development, family and consumer sciences programs, food and nutrition programs
    • Veteran Services - Assist veterans, families and survivors
  • Public Works

    • Flood control projects
    • Capital improvements projects
    • Public works, parks, road construction and maintenance in unincorporated subdivisions and other county designated roads
    • Environmental services
  • University Health System

    • Provides health care including one of the three Level One Trauma Care Centers in the region
    • Finances San Antonio AirLife, one of the nation's premier helicopter-medical services
    • Provides medical informational support to Bexar County Health Care Coalition