What We Do
The City of Live Oak Utility Business Office prides itself on providing superior customer service and accurate information for the community we serve. The Utility Billing staff is responsible for reading, maintaining, billing and collection of approximately 3,000 water and sewer accounts each month. Utility Billing also handles requests to connect, disconnect or transfer services, answers customer inquiries, calculate leak adjustments, and all billing maintenance necessary to send accurate and timely bills to our customers.
The Utility Business Office is located at 8001 Shin Oak Drive, Live Oak, Texas 78233 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. You can reach us by telephone at 210.653.9140.
- Online – click here to pay your water bill online
- Automatic Draft – A convenient way to pay your water bill each month is to sign up for automatic bank drafting. There is no cost to you, and your payment will be automatically drafted on the due date printed on your bill each month. You will still receive your monthly bill so you can monitor your water usage. Click here to download an application for automatic draft.
- In person – Come by City Hall at 8001 Shin Oak Drive during business hours and we will be happy to process your payment by cash, check, or credit card.
- Drop Box – The City of Live Oak offers a drop box located at the exit of the City Hall parking lot at 8001 Shin Oak Drive. Payments placed in the drop box will be processed the following business day before 8:15 AM.
- Mail – Utility payments can be mailed to 8001 Shin Oak Drive, Live Oak, Texas 78233. All mail payments are processed on the day they are received.
- Automated Phone payment line at 833.257.8352 (An additional fee will apply)
The following links will offer more information on our city services and utility rates:
Utility Services FAQ's
How do I start services at my address?
To start new service for water, sewage and trash, you will need to visit our office to fill out the residential water application, provide our office with a signed copy of closing discloser/lease agreement/proof of ownership and pay the $100.00 deposit and $15.00 non-refundable administrative fee.
If you are unable to visit our office in person, you may use the online form to start the process. Complete the Residential Water Application, scan your driver's license, closing discloser/leasing agreement/proof of ownership, and email the documents to the utility department at: kmclaineliveoaktx.net or ischneidereliveosktx.net
Can my billing date be changed?
The city of Live Oak is divided into six set billing zones by address, so we are unable to change billing dates.
How can I pay my bill?
The city offers many ways to pay your utility bill.
- In person at Live Oak City Hall at 8001 Shin Oak Dr., Live
- By mail
- Placed in the convenient drop-box located at City Hall
- By bank draft
- By phone at 210 653-9140 ext. 2200, 2225, 2226
- On our website at www.liveoaktx.net. (An additional fee will apply)
- With our Automated Phone payment line at 833.257.8352 (An additional fee will apply)
How do I make changes to my account?
Please contact our office for more information on account changes. 210 653-9140 ext. 2110
How do I request to have my services disconnected?
Customers who would like to terminate their service must fill out a Termination of Service form and submit it to the Utility Billing Department. This form can be found at https://www.liveoaktx.net/files/documents/Termination-of-Service-2020.pdf or the customer may come in to our office at 8001 Shin Oak Dr. Live Oak, TX Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 to obtain it. Please supply a forwarding address and specify the turn-off date.
What happens if my payment is late or I fail to make my payment?
Payments are due by the date indicated on the billing statement. Failure to pay your account in full will result in a 10% penalty which is assessed on the date listed on the bill. If the balance is not paid by the next billing statement, the account will be subject to a $30.00 non-payment fee and interruption of service. Services will be restored only after the balance is paid in full. For same-day reconnection of service, payment must be made Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00. Payments made on-line after business hours will result in a next-day reconnection.
Meter Tampering: If services have been disconnected due to non-payment, do not turn your meter back on yourself or you will be charged with meter tampering.
*Tampering with a meter is a Class A Misdemeanor in Texas and punishable by a fine not to exceed $4000.00, a confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 1 year or both
What if my check or draft is not honored at the bank?
If a check or draft is returned unpaid, the customer's account will be charged a $25.00 returned check/draft fee and a letter will be mailed to the customer. The customer must make a payment within 10 business days of the date of the letter for services to not be interrupted
Bank Draft Account: The account may stay on the draft option after one failed draft attempt. After a second, the account is removed from the bank draft.
When will my garbage be picked up?
Click here to be routed to our Garbage Service page
Where does the City water service responsibility end and the customer’s begin?
The City’s responsibility ends on the back side of the meter connection which is the opposite of the meter valve. After the water goes through the meter it becomes the customer’s water.
Who do I contact about leaks/problems with my water service?
Contact the Utility Business Office at 210-653-9140 during regular business hours.
Customers are limited to one leak adjustment per year and are required to provide documents regarding leak repair. Leak adjustments must be greater than $10.00.
I didn’t use any water this month. Why do I still have a bill due?
Each account has several flat rates that are charged each month regardless of water usage.
Can I receive my Utility bill electronically?
Yes! Please call our business office at 210.653.9140 to receive your bills electronically.
How is my sewer rate calculated?
For residential customers the City bases sewer billing on the average monthly use of water during three complete consecutive billing period from mid- November through mid-March. Since water is mostly used indoors during the cooler months and likely ends up processed at treatment plants through the sewer system, this amount serves as the basis for winter averaging. New customers who do not have a winter average of water usage will be billed at city wide average.
For commercial customers sewer service charges are computed from water usage for all metered connections except irrigation meters.
Download the Approved Sewer Rate Increase document
Other Service Providers
Electric and Gas Services for the City of Live Oak are provided by City Public Service of San Antonio. They can be reached at 210.353.2222.