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1. Can I submit the forms required to obtain an Assumed Business Name by mailing to the County Clerk’s office?
2. What is the fee to file an Assumed Business Name?
3. What is the fee for a copy of an Assumed Business Name certificate?
4. How do I register an Assumed Business Name?
5. Does an Assumed Name ever expire?
6. Where can I file a Limited Liability Company/Incorporation/LLC?
7. Who can execute the assumed name certificate?
8. Can I view and print the Assumed Business Name forms on the County Clerk’s website?
9. Can a copy of the original notarized Assumed Business Name document be submitted to the County Clerk’s office?
10. If I have partners, does everybody have to file?
11. Can I amend an assumed name certificate to change incorrect information?
12. What if I am no longer using an assumed name for my business?
13. Can I file more than one Assumed Business Name?
14. Is an Assumed Business Name a license?
15. How can I learn more about conducting a business?

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1. Where can I get a copy of a Birth Certificate?
2. What information do I need to obtain a birth certificate?
3. What is the cost of a birth certificate?
4. What if I want to make a change to my birth certificate?

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1. I paid a cash bond for my relative, how do I get it refunded to me?
2. Why was my cash bond deposit refunded to the defendant if I paid it?
3. I lost my cash bond receipt, what do I do now?
4. How do I request a copy of all funds currently on deposit?
5. My cash bond receipt contains an error, what can I do?
6. I paid a cash bond and the case is disposed but I live outside of Bexar County, how do I obtain it?
7. What is the status of my refund check?
8. How long will it take before I can receive my money?
9. Can I request my money be transferred to my bank account instead of a check?
10. My check was less than what was deposited, why is that?
11. I would like to assign my cash bond refund to someone else, how can I do that?
12. Can I request that my refund check be mailed to me?

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1. How do I file an answer once I have been served with a citation?
2. How do I obtain a copy of documents?
3. How do I file a small claims action?
4. I have appealed a case from the Justice of the Peace, what happens next?
5. What is the Bexar County civil jurisdiction?
6. What dates are jury and non-jury cases set for?
7. What are the requirements for a jury demand?
8. How do I file for an occupational driver’s license?
9. How do I obtain copies of documents in my file?
10. How do I get a letter testamentary?
11. How can I obtain guardianship over an incapacitated person?
12. How do I search for an estate?
13. How do I place a will for safekeeping?
14. When is my court date?
15. What is my case number?
16. What court do I need to be in today?
17. What is a bond forfeiture case?
18. How do I file a Petition for Nondisclosure?
19. How do I find out if I have any warrants?
20. How do I obtain copies of a background check?
21. Why do I have to pay court cost and fine, if I already served time?
22. How can I get a transcript?
23. My case is set on the docket. Do my attorney and I have to be there?
24. How can I get copies of a judgment, sentence or dismissal?
25. Where do I pay my court costs/attorney's fees?

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1. What is required to file my DD 214?
2. What if I do not have an original DD 214?
3. Where do I file my DD 214?
4. How much does it cost to file my DD 214?
5. Will I get my original DD 214 back once it is recorded?
6. Am I required to file my DD 214 with the Bexar County Clerk’s Office?
7. Will the public be able to view my personal information on my DD 214 online?
8. How can I request copies of my DD 214 that has been recorded in the Bexar County Clerk’s Office?

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1. What is the phone number I should call for support with efile.txcourts.gov?
2. What are the rules that were created for eFiling?
3. Am I required to eFile?
4. How do I create text-searchable PDFs?
5. What personal information cannot be included in eFiled documents?
6. How do I access file stamped copies?
7. Who are certified Electronic Filing Service Providers (EFSPs)?
8. Why was my document rejected?
9. If I e-file a document at 8:15 in the evening, will it be file stamped the next working day?

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1. What is a Mortgage Foreclosure?
2. What is a Tax Foreclosure?
3. When and where is the foreclosure sale conducted?
4. Can anyone bid on a foreclosure?
5. What types of funds are necessary to bid at the sale?
6. How can I be sure that a foreclosed property has a clear title?
7. Where may I obtain a copy of a notices or list of Mortgage Foreclosures?
8. When is the GIS foreclosure map updated?
9. Can a property be removed or cancelled from the list by the Bank or the Sheriff’s Office for any reason?
10. Is there a redemption period on a Tax Foreclosure?
11. Where can I find information regarding the sale of Tax Certificates?

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1. What do we need to purchase a marriage license?
2. When does the marriage license expire?
3. Can I get married on the same day I purchase my marriage license?
4. Can I apply for a marriage license immediately after my divorce is finalized?
5. Do both applicants need to be present in order for the County Clerk’s Office to issue a marriage license?
6. If both applicants are unable to be present to obtain a marriage license, can another adult person obtain a marriage license for the applicants?
7. Can a marriage ceremony occur if my fiancé is not able to participate in the marriage ceremony?
8. Can a minor get married?
9. How can we take the Twogether in Texas Class?
10. Can I get married in any county in Texas?
11. May I send someone else, in my place to pick up a copy or a certified copy of my marriage license?
12. Where can I get my name changed after the marriage license has been recorded?

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1. How do I get a copy of my deed?
2. I paid off my house, where is my original deed?
3. The bank sent me my release and said I need to take it to your office. What do I need to do?
4. How can I find out if there is a lien on my property?
5. What are your filing fees?
6. May I record a copy of my document? Do I need to provide my original document to get recorded?
7. Where can I get a deed drawn up?
8. Where do I register for my Homestead/Over 65/Disabled exemptions?
9. Is there a Notary in your building?
10. How long will it take to record a document if I submit it in person?
11. How long does it take for a document to become a public record?
12. What is the fee for filing a Federal Tax Lien and/or Release of Federal Tax Lien?

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1. How do I check to see if there are funds in the registry for me or someone?
2. I was awarded money that was deposited in a lawsuit, how do I obtain it?
3. There used to be money in the registry for me but it was escheated to the State, now what?
4. I am now 18 and there was money that was held in the registry for me, now what?
5. I was awarded money that was deposited but I’m Pro Se, how can I obtain it on my own?
6. I need to request a refund, how can I do that?
7. I would like to request a report of all funds currently on deposit, how can I obtain that?
8. I submitted a motion/order that was signed by the Judge, now what?
9. What is the status of my refund check?
10. I would like to know the registry balance on a case, how can I find that?
11. I submitted a check that bounced, how can I resolve it?
12. How long will it take before I can receive my money?
13. Can I request my money be transferred to my bank account instead of a check?
14. My check was less than what was deposited, why is that?
15. Where is your office located?

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1. What dates are jury cases set for?
2. How do I obtain a certified copy of a document?
3. How do I register for emergency alerts?
4. Where do I report for jury duty?
5. What is the process for probating a will?
6. How can I make child support payments online?
7. How do I register to vote?
8. How do I apply for a marriage license?
9. How do I find someone recently arrested?
10. How can I contact an inmate in Bexar County jail?
11. How do I get an exemption from jury duty?
12. When are property taxes due?

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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. How do I apply for Utility Assistance?
2. I was certified for Utility Assistance, when should I expect my payment to be made?
3. I qualified for help last year, why do I always have to re-apply each year?
4. My neighbor turned in her application after me, but she was helped first. Why is that?
5. My spouse/room mate moved out last week, do I have to include them in my application?
6. My utility bill is under someone else’s name. Can I still apply?
7. I cannot provide proof of my U.S. Citizenship, can I still apply?
8. Do I have to submit all new paperwork even though I was in the system last year?
9. How will I know I received help?
10. Is Bexar County going to pay my full bill?
11. How do I proceed once my application is turned in?
12. What if my services are scheduled for disconnection?
13. How long will it take for you to work on my application?
14. Why was my application Denied?
15. I was denied, but I still need help, can I reapply?
16. If Bexar County cannot help me, what are my options for getting my bill paid?

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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 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. 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. Section 1: Purpose
2. Section 2: Policy
3. Section 3: Legal References
4. Section 4: Definitions
5. Section 5: Program Goals
6. Section 6: Administration
7. Section 7: Certification
8. Section 8: Solicitation and Award of Commodities, Equipment, Maintenance, Construction, Services and Professional Services and Personal Services Under $50,000
9. Section 9: Solicitation and Award of Commodities, Equipment, Maintenance, Construction, Services and Professional Services and Personal Services Over $50,000
10. Section 10: Vendor Responsibilities
11. Section 11: Documentation And Reporting
12. Section 12: Administration of Vendor Data
13. Section 13: Responsible Offices
14. Section 14: County Responsibilities
15. Section 15: Exemptions to the SMWBE Policy Provisions
16. Section 16: Debarment Procedures
17. Section 17: Request for Information
18. Section 18: Effective Date
19. Attachment A: SMWBE Program Goals
20. Attachment B: SMWBE Program Report
21. Attachment C: Bexar County Purchasing Department Vendor Registration Form
22. Attachment C1200: Bid Submittal Forms
23. Attachment D: Guidelines for the Bexar County SMWBE Advisory Committee
24. Attachment E: Bexar County SMWBE Program Advisory Committee Standard Operating Procedures

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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?

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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, or 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. 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?