About Us

    Whether you are just passing through or here to visit, you'll find Live Oak to be the hidden gem in South Texas. Our location is very convenient to all major shopping, outdoor activities and businesses. Located just northeast of San Antonio, within the I-35 and 1604 corridor. Our community is well-known for its family friendly atmosphere, great restaurants, and excellent shopping.

    The City of Live Oak is located in ideal proximity to financial, healthcare, educational, and business services. Geographically located 15 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, Live Oak is located at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Loop 1604 North in Northeast Bexar County. The City of Live Oak offers close proximity to IH-35 and IH-10. Major destination centers such as Randolph Air Force Base, regional shopping and dining, and local tourism venues such as the Alamo, the San Antonio Riverwalk, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Sea World are all easily accessible from Live Oak.


    Population 1990 2000 2012
    City of Live Oak 10,023 9,156 14,200
    Randolph Metrocom 61,017 74,789 115,000 approx.
    Bexar County 1,185,394 1,392,931 1,785,704

    Things To-Do

    The City of Live Oak makes it easy to stay, play and enjoy your time in our beautiful community. Centrally located to all the major attractions in and around the San Antonio and the outlying areas, you can be rest assured knowing that you are not far away from all the activities that you and your family love. Whether visiting for the day or making Live Oak your home, staying and playing in the City of Live Oak is the easiest choice you will make!

    • Blue Bonnet Driving Range
    • Blue Bonnet Palace
    • City Park
    • Cowboys Dance Hall
    • Disc Golf Courses/Live Oak Park
    • Glo Golf
    • Laser Legend
    • Live Oak Community Pool
    • Live Oak Park & Lake Fishing
    • Live Oak Regal 18 Theater
    • Live Oak Soccer Zone
    • Midnight Rodeo Dance Hall
    • Morgan's Wonderland
    • Olympia Hills Golf Course
    • Retama Park
    • Rolling Oaks Golf Course
    • San Antonio Zoo
    • Schlitterbahn
    • Scorpion's Stadium
    • Sea World
    • Six Flags
    • Splashtown
    • Woodcrest Park


    Make the choice to stay overnight in Live Oak, Texas! Hilton Garden Inn, La Quinta, and Hampton Inn & Suites are just are few hotels located in The City of Live Oak for your convenience. Two of our hotels are pet-friendly! While here, enjoy shopping at The Forum at Olympia Parkway, prime dining, The Live Oak Cinema, The pet-friendly Live Oak Park and so much more.

      Animal Control Advisory Committee

      Meetings of the Animal Control Advisory Committee are conducted 3 times annually. The Committee consists of oneHumane Society Representative, One Council Representative, One Representative from the City's Veterinarian and oneCity Staff member. The committee monitors the work that is conducted at the Live Oak Animal Control Facility and brainstorms ways in which our citizens can be better served in terms of animal care and control.

      For additional information on Animal Control Advisory Committee, contact Terry Phillips, Animal Control Supervisor - 210.653.9140 x 2228

      For Animal Control Advisory Board Meeting information, click on here.

      Committee Roster
      • Agenda - Animal Control Advisory Board Meeting
        December 11, 2018, 9 a.m.
      • Agenda - Animal Control Advisory Board Meeting
        June 5, 2018 - Click Here
      • Agenda - Animal Control Advisory Board Meeting
        October 24, 2017 Minutes - Click Here
      • Agenda - Animal Control Advisory Board Meeting
        May 23, 2017 - Click Here Minutes - Click Here
      • Agenda - Animal Control Advisory Board
        December 6, 2016 - Click Here Minutes - Click Here

        Board of Adjustment

        The Zoning Board of Adjustment is a board that provides a vehicle for citizens to appeal zoning interpretations and decisions of the Building Official, and request variances from the City’s zoning ordinance. The main purpose of the Board is to provide a “release valve” for those situations where literal enforcement of the City’s Zoning Ordinance may impose unnecessary hardship. The Board may also make final decisions regarding changes, the reestablishment, or termination of nonconforming uses within the City. The Board currently has four (4) members and two (2) alternate members appointed by the City Council. The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the last Thursday of the month, as needed, at City’s Council Chamber.

        Contact any board member by downloading the roster PDF located below. Click the email address for the specific member.

        2019-2020 Roster

        Qualifications for Appointment

        The City of Live Oak utilizes the services of citizen volunteers to serve on all City Boards and Commissions. Boards and Commissions are integral component of the governance of the City, and therefore require the service of interested individuals who have a passion for service. The City of Live Oak’s Code of Ordinances establishes that persons who have resided in the City for at least twelve (12) months shall be considered for appointment to City boards and commissions unless otherwise provided in the Code.

        How to Apply

        In order to facilitate these volunteer services, the City has included a link to the application form for service on the Board of Adjustment. You may also contact Donna Lowder at 210-653-9140, ext. 2219 or Debby Goza at extension 2213 for more information on how you can get involved.

        Click here for Board-Commission Volunteer Application

        Selection Process

        Nominations to boards and commissions, unless otherwise provided by the Charter or the Code of Ordinances, shall be made by the Council members. The City Council shall confirm nominations for appointment to the board or commission in order for an appointment to be effective.

        Forms and Fees

        Variance Application

        For Board of Adjustment meeting information, click here.

        Staff Contacts
        Michael Hornes, Assistant City Manager
        210-653-9140, ext. 2286
        Donna Lowder, Executive Assistant
        210-653-9140. ext. 2219

          Charter Review Committee

          Agendas & Minutes

          Agendas & Minutes Archive

          Agenda's & Minutes 2012
          August 8, 2012 Agenda Meeting Canceled
          August 15, 2012 Agenda Minutes
          September 12, 2012 Agenda Minutes
          October 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes
          November 7, 2012 Agenda Minutes
          December 12, 2012 Agenda Minutes
          December 14, 2012 Agenda Meeting Canceled

            City Council

            City Council Meetings are held on the second and last Tuesday evenings of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Live Oak City Hall, 8001 Shin Oak Drive, Live Oak, Texas.

            An agenda for each upcoming council meeting is posted at least 72 hours in advance in the display case located just outside City Hall's main entrance. As a convenience to our citizens, an electronic copy is posted to this Web site at the earliest possible opportunity.

            All regular council meetings are open to the public. We welcome your participation!

            For more information call 210.653-9140 ext. 2213

            City Council Member Roster

            Volunteer Application for Boards & Commissions: Click Here

            Mayor Mary M. Dennis

            Mayor Mary M. Dennis

            Councilman Ed Cimics

            Councilman Ed Cimics

            Councilman Anthony Brooks

            Councilman Anthony Brooks

            Councilman Aaron Dahl

            Mayor Pro-Tem/Councilman Aaron Dahl

            Councilman Mendell D. Morgan Jr.

            Councilman Mendell D. Morgan Jr.

            Councilman Robert Tullgren

            Councilman Robert Tullgren

            Click Here for City Council Meeting agendas and minutes

              Code of Ordinances

              The City of Live Oak utilizes an external resource through Municipal Code Corporation to showcase our Code of Ordinances. You can access municode easily here: Code of Ordinances, Live Oak, Texas.

                Economic Development

                Agendas & Minutes


                  For City Election Information, Please Contact:

                  Deborah L. Goza, City Secretary
                  210-653-9140 extension 2213
                  8001 Shin Oak Drive
                  Live Oak, TX 78233

                  City Election Date - May 2, 2020

                  Texas Secretary of State Information - Election Information


                  Navigating the Election Process for Students and First Time Voters:

                  Frequently Asked Questions:

                  Federal District Court Decision Click Here. If a voter comes in with someone who they want to have interpret for them, the proposed interpreter can be anyone of the voter's choice other than the voter's employer, and agent of their employer or an officer or agent of the voter's labor union (see Texas Election Code 64.032(c). Until further notice, the interpreter no longer has to be a registered voter of the county where they are interpreting. The person assisting the voter, must fill out the the interpreter's oath and if they are assisting the voter, they must fill out the oath of assistance.

                  For more information about all General, Special and Bond Elections please contact Bexar County Elections Department 210-335-VOTE or website link, which is located on the front page of the Live Oak Website or at

                    Ethics Review Board

                    The City of Live Oak's Ethics Review Board was created in 2006 with the passing of the City's Ethics Ordinance. The intent of the ordinance is to establish standards of conduct which promote confidence in the government of this city whose actions ultimately affect the public faith in city government. The Board has the jurisdiction to investigate and make findings and recommendations on any alleged violation.

                    Ethics Review Board- 5 Regular Members

                    Ethics Ordinance

                    Annual Reports

                    2018 Annual Report

                    2017 Annual Report

                    2016 Annual Report

                    2015 Annual Report

                    2014 Annual Report

                    2013 Annual Report

                    2012 Annual Report

                    2011 Annual Report

                    2010 Annual Report

                    2009 Annual Report

                    Click Here for meeting agendas and minutes

                    Ethics Review Board Agendas & Minutes

                    2017 Ethics Review Board Agenda & Minutes

                    2016 Ethics Review Board Agenda & Minutes

                    2015 Ethic Review Board Agenda & Minutes

                    2014 Ethic Review Board Agenda & Minutes

                    2013 Ethic Review Board Agenda & Minutes

                    • Ethics Review Board Agenda - December 2, 2013
                    • Ethics Review Board Minutes - December 2, 2013

                    2012 Ethic Review Board Agendas

                    2011 Ethic Review Board Agendas

                    2011 Ethic Review Board Minutes

                    2010 Ethic Review Board Agendas

                    2010 Ethic Review Board Minutes

                    2009 Ethic Review Board Agendas

                    • March 2, 2009

                    2009 Ethic Review Board Minutes

                    2008 Ethic Review Boards Agendas

                    2008 Ethic Review Board Minutes

                      Live Oak City Charter

                      The City Charter is the document that establishes the form of Government for the City of Live Oak. It includes provisions for our Council-Manager form of government, legislative authority of the Mayor and Council, general elections provisions, finance provisions, and several other areas outlining the government of the City.

                      Live Oak City Charter

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