Municipal Court

    Update regarding Municipal Court

    Municipal Court hearings are being transitioned to virtual hearings, until further notice. Municipal Court Judge Ed Phillips has made this determination in consultation with the Court Administrator and city staff. Staff will notify everyone we can about rescheduling dates for the future.

    If you have received a citation or summons to appear in Municipal Court, please call prior to your scheduled appearance date to confirm Court procedures. Please direct any additional questions to the court through their email at or you may reach them by phone at (210) 945-1799.

    We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from Local, State and Federal health officials and government agencies, so we can make ongoing assessments and consider ways to further support our customers and communities as needs unfold. Please take care.

    For more information about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at or the local health department

    Scott Wayman, City Manager for the City of Live Oak

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    The Live Oak Municipal Court is a Court of Record, and handles all class C misdemeanor traffic and City Ordinance violations written by Live Oak Police, Animal Control, and Code Enforcement Departments. This function is staffed by two people.

    Live Oak Municipal Court Mission Statement

    The City of Live Oak Municipal Court is committed to operating the Court within its jurisdiction, in compliance with State Laws and City Ordinances, to promote the safety and welfare of all citizens. Administrative functions shall include timely and accurate processing of complaints filed, courteous response to requests for information from the public, responsible collection of assessed fines and fees, and efficient docketing of cases for adjudication.

    Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:45pm (Closed daily 12:00 - 1:00pm)

    2021 Court Calendar – Click link for details.
    2020 Common Fines - Click link to view. For fines not listed, contact the Live Oak Municipal Court.
    Self Help Notice - Click link for details.

    Municipal Court is generally held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Check in time is 12:30 p.m. Court starts at 1:30 p.m. Defendants are seen on a first-come first-served basis. All times are approximate and may be later than posted depending on the case load. *No phone calls accepted while Court is in session.

    • A telephone call does not constitute an appearance.
    • Continuances are not granted by phone; you must appear in person or by an attorney.

    Court Rules:

    All persons entering the Court shall obey the following rules:

    • Dress appropriately
    • No talking in court unless addressed by the Judge or Court Personnel
    • No firearms, pocket knives, tools of any kind, sharp objects, or other weapons allowed (leave them in your vehicle)
    • Conduct himself/herself in a respectful and courteous manner
    • No signs of any type will be allowed in the courtroom
    • No food or drink items allowed
    • No electronic devices
      • Cell phones (must be on silent or off)
      • MP3 players, PDAs, cameras, laptops, ipads should be left in vehicles or at home unless needed for your court case

    Seating is limited to Defendants and their Attorneys only. Others may be asked to wait in the lobby.

    Defensive Driving/Driver Safety Course:

    Defendants with certain traffic violations may request Defensive Driving providing they have not taken it within the last 12 months and they were not going 25 miles or more over the posted speed limit. Defendant must receive approval by the Court, on or before their Initial Court date, prior to taking the class.

    To request defensive driving defendants must provide:

    • Proof of current insurance with defendant’s name
    • Copy of driver's license
    • Payment of $151.00 in the form of a money order, cashier check, credit card or cash. Personal checks are not accepted.

    Deferred Disposition requests require the defendant to speak with the Judge or Prosecutor in person.

    Note: Defendants possessing a Commercial License are unable to participate in Defensive Driving or Deferred Disposition.

    Failure to Appear:

    If you do not show up on your scheduled court date or come in prior to that date to pay the fine, you may receive an additional citation and fine for Failure to Appear.

    Please direct any additional questions to City of Live Oak Municipal Court or you may reach us by phone at (210) 945-1799. Please be aware that no personally identifiable information may be transmitted by email.

    City of Live Oak Municipal Court
    8022 Shin Oak Drive
    Live Oak, TX 78233

      Pay A Citation

      Citations Are Paid Through Municipal Court

      Municipal Court is located inside of the Live Oak Justice Center at 8022 Shin Oak Dr.

      Municpal Court hours are: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 5:00pm

      (210) 945.1799
      (210) 945.1790
      (210) 945.1789

      Paying a citation may be done by mail (money order or cashier check only), in person, or online.
      NOTE: If you pay online, you will be convicted of the offense for which you paid.

      To pay online:

      • go to the City of Live Oak online bill payment center
      • Select "Municipal Court"
      • Search by Driver's License & Date of Birth, or Citation number & Date of Birth
      • Pay using your MasterCard or Visa


        If you received an orange card from our Warrant Officer, letter from our Collection Agency (Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP), or are having trouble renewing your driver’s license, please Contact the Court.

        Please direct any additional questions to City of Live Oak Municipal Court or you may reach us by phone at (210) 945-1799. Please be aware that no personally identifiable information may be transmitted by email.

        City of Live Oak Municipal Court
        8022 Shin Oak Drive
        Live Oak, TX 78233