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 Stephanie Kinney, Animal Control Supervisor - 210.653.9140 x 2228

      Animal Control Advisory Board Meeting Information

      • 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

      Staff Directory

      Stephanie Kinney
      Animal Control Supervisor
      210-653-9140 ext 2398

      Jake Newberry
      Animal Control Officer
      210-653-9140 ext 2396

      Melissa Garone
      Animal Control Officer
      210-653-9140 ext 2228

        Board of Adjustment

        Board of Adjustment Roster

        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.

        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.

        Volunteer Application For Boards & Commissions

        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

        For Board of Adjustment meeting information, click here.

        Staff Contacts
        Anas Garfaoui, Assistant City Manager
        210-653-9140, ext. 2286

          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

            Mayor Mary M. Dennis


            Mayor Pro-Tem Aaron Dahl


            Councilman Mendell D. Morgan Jr.
            PL 1


            Councilwoman Dr. Erin Perez
            PL 3


            Councilman Robert Tullgren
            PL 2


            Councilman Ed Cimics
            PL 4



            The premier community to live, learn, work, and play.


            Serving with excellence, cultivating innovative and strategic partnerships alongside public and private investments to ensure Live Oak is resilient, inclusive, and prosperous.



            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



              For City Election Information, Please Contact:

              Isaura Gaytan, City Secretary
              210-653-9140 ext. 2213
              8001 Shin Oak Drive
              Live Oak, TX 78233

              Texas Secretary of State Information - Election Information / Conducting Elections


              Election Advisory 2022-25 – November 8, 2022 Election Law Calendar

              Election Advisory 2022-19 – Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the May 7, 2022 Election

              Election Advisory 2022-20 – Canvass and Recount Deadlines for May 7, 2022 Election of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions

              Election Advisory 2022-18 – Additional Ballot by Mail Procedures for May Uniform and Primary Runoff

              Election Advisory N0.2022-16 – Cancellation of an Election

              Election Advisory N0.2022-09 - NEW LAW: Changes to Poll Watcher Requirements Under House Bill 3107 and Senate Bill 1

              Election Advisory N0.2022-10 – Ballot Security Requirements

              Election Advisory N0.2022-07 - Changes to Early Voting by Personal Appearance

              Election Advisory N0.2021-21 - Second and Third Special Sessions

              Election Advisory N0.2021-14 - Impact of Redistricting on Certain Election Deadlines and Procedures

              Election Advisory N0.2021-13 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places

              Election Links:

              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 at 210-335-VOTE or visit their website at

              General Election - Canceled

              Our local General Election for May 2, 2020 is to be canceled due to having unopposed City Council candidates. Download the documents below for more information.

              Ordinance 1593 (Número De Ordenaza: 1593)

              Saturday, May 2, 2020 Election Day (2 de Mayo de 2020 Día de las elecciones)

              Hours of Early Voting Will Be:

              • Monday, April 20 thru Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                Lunes 20 de abril de 2020 hasta jueves 23 de abril de 2020 | 8:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m.
              • Friday, April 24, 2020 | CLOSED
                Viernes 24 de abrilde 2020 | CERRADO
              • Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                Sabado 25 de abril de 2020 | 8:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m.
              • Sunday, April 26, 2020 | CLOSED
                Domingo 26 de abril de 2020 | CERRADO
              • Monday, April 27 thru Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                Lunes 27 de abril de 2020 hasta martes 28 de abril de 2020 | 8:00 a.m. a 8:00 p.m.

              Notice of Deadline to File Applications For Place on the May 2, 2020 Ballot

                Ethics Review Board

                Ethics Review Board Roster

                Volunteer Application For Boards & Commissions

                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.

                5 Regular Members

                Ethics Ordinance

                Annual Reports

                2022 Annual Report

                2021 Annual Report

                2020 Annual Report

                2019 Annual Report

                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

                  Fee Schedule

                  City of Live Oak
                  Fee Schedule

                  Amendments from Ordinance 1645 are in effect as of January 1, 2023

                  Ordinance 1645 and Revised Fee Schedule

                  Animal Control Department Fee Schedule

                  PET LICENSING FEES

                  License Type Fees
                  Unaltered / not chipped pets$5.00 annually
                  Altered pets / not chipped$2.00 annually
                  Altered and chipped petsNo charge
                  All RenewalsNo charge
                  Tag ReplacementNo charge

                  IMPOUNDMENT FEES

                  Fee Type Fees
                  1st Offense — Mandatory Microchip $30.00/animal
                  2nd Offense $60.00/animal
                  3rd Offense and any additional (with Citation) $90.00/animal
                  Every day after first day of impoundment $10.00/day/animal
                  Fowl / other animal $10.00/day/animal
                  Livestock $100.00/day/animal


                  Fee Type Fees
                  Microchipping $10.00/animal
                  Bite Case Quarantine $150.00/animal
                  Adoption $60.00/animal
                  No current rabies vaccine* $30.00
                  No current city license* $30.00
                  Vaccination fee $10.00
                  Owner surrender No charge
                  Altered owner surrender No charge
                  Military owner surrender** No charge
                  No surrenders under 4 months old
                  No surrenders over 8 years old

                  *Fees applied after 2nd impound.
                  **With With orders showing proof of no pets allowed.

                  Parks and Recreation Department Fee Schedule

                  FACILITY RENTAL FEES

                  Rental Type Fees
                  Clubhouse Rentals:
                  Saturday/ Sunday( Resident)

                  SWIMMING POOL FEES

                  Fee Type Fees
                  Daily Admission:
                  Resident $3.00/person
                  Non- Resident $10.00/person
                  Season Passes:
                  Resident $40.00/person


                  Fee Type Fees
                  Organized Event Fee* $250.00 Initial Fee

                  *At cost as approved by the City Manager or his/ her designee.

                  Development Services Department Fee Schedule

                  Commercial Building Plan Review Fee

                  Project Valuation Fees
                  $1.00 to $1,000.00 $100.00
                  $1,001.00 to $50,000.00 $100.00 plus $3.50 per $1,000.00
                  $50,001.00 to $100,000.00 $132.50 plus $3.00 per $1,000.00
                  $100,001.00 to $500,000.00 $235.50 plus $2.50 per $1,000.00
                  Greater than $500,000.00 $832.65 plus $2.00 per $1,000.00

                  The plan review fee is in addition to the Commercial Building Permit Fee and is due at plan submittal.

                  Commercial Building Permit Fee Schedule

                  Project Valuation Fees
                  $1.00 to $1,000.00 $100.00
                  $1,001.00 to $50,000.00 $100.00 plus $7.00 per $1,000.00
                  $50,001.00 to $100,000.00 $265.00 plus $6.00 per $1,000.00
                  $100,001.00 to $500,000.00 $465.00 plus $5.00 per $1,000.00
                  Greater than $500,000.00 $1,665.30 plus $4.00 per $1,000.00

                  Residential Permit Fee Schedule

                  Plan review fee, per square foot $0.35
                  New, Single Family Residence (one & two family dwellings) per square foot * $0.65
                  New additions to residences $0.50

                  The plan review fee is in addition to the Residential Building Permit Fee and is due at plan submittal.

                  Square footage is calculated using all foundation area, any covered area at the first floor, plus any second floor footage.

                  Miscellaneous Fees

                  Contractor's annual registration fee, including renewals $100.00
                  Demolition Permit $500.00
                  Certificate of occupancy $250.00
                  Pre- certificate of occupancy inspection $150.00
                  Failure to obtain a certificate of occupancy $500.00
                  Permit fee * $300.00
                  Electrical Permit fee * $200.00
                  Working without permits Double fee (per trade), $500.00 minimum.
                  Failure to post city issued permit on jobsite $50.00
                  Restamp fee - commercial plans $200.00
                  Restamp fee - residential plans $50.00
                  Temporary Banners( 30 day permit)
                  Permit fee *

                  Billboard Sign Permits shall be issued on an annual basis and will expire every January 31st. Billboard sign permits shall be One hundred dollars ($100.00) plus a permit issuance fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).

                  Electrical Permit Fees
                  New construction single family residential * $200.00
                  New construction per building/ unit * $100.00
                  Repair/ Replacement $60.00
                  Residential Solar $60.00, Plus $10 per panel
                  Commercial Solar* Based on Project Valuation
                  Mechanical Permit Fees
                  New construction single family residential * $200.00
                  New construction per building/ unit* $100.00
                  Repair/ Replacement $60.00
                  Plumbing Permit Fees
                  New construction single family residential * $200.00
                  New construction per building/ unit * $100.00
                  Repair/ Replacement $60.00
                  Irrigation Permit Fees
                  Residential $100.00
                  Commercial * $250.00
                  Reinspection fee( excludes health inspections)
                  First time, per trade $75.00, per trade
                  Each thereafter $100.00, per trade

                  * Items with asterisks indicate an issuance fee of$50.00, in addition to the permit fee

                  Flatwork/ Deck $150.00
                  Patios/ Patio covers $200.00
                  Carports $200.00
                  Roof replacement $200.00
                  Sheds $200.00
                  Above ground pools $100.00
                  In ground pools $500.00
                  Fences $50.00
                  Foundation repair $250.00
                  Food establishment permit $500.00 (Annual fee)
                  Mobile Food Vendor / Temporary Establishments / Seasonal Vendor Permits $250.00 (Annual fee)
                  Health re-inspections $150.00
                  Public swimming pool (annual) $300.00
                  Pool re-inspections $150.00

                  Planning and Zoning Fee Schedule


                  All fees shall be submitted along with the appropriate certification / submittal package.

                  Subdivision Master Plan $1,500.00
                  Amendments to Subdivision Master Plan $750.00
                  Preliminary Plat $850.00 + $15.00 per acre + $10.00 per lot
                  Final Plat *$1,000.00 + $20.00 per acre + $15.00 per lot
                  Replat * $1,000.00 + $20.00 per acre + $15.00 per lot
                  Minor Plat $850.00
                  Amending Plat $850.00
                  Vacating Plat $850.00

                  * Requires plan review fee

                  ZONING APPLICATIONS Fees
                  Specific Use Permits, including amendments $2,000.00
                  Planned Unit Development, including amendments $2,000.00
                  Zoning Change $2,000.00
                  Board of Adjustment $1,000.00 (50% for homestead, with proof)
                  Zoning Verification Letter $150.00
                  MISCELLANEOUS Fees
                  Address Verification Letter $50.00
                  Will serve letter $150.00
                  Plat waiver, special exception, variance (each) $500.00
                  Plat recordation fee, in addition to Bexar County fee $150.00
                  Plan review fee $400.00 initial submittal, $200.00 each subsequent review
                  Subdivision Improvement Agreement $1,000.00
                  City Consultant / Professional Service Fee **At cost
                  TIA review $500.00
                  Tree mitigation, per inch (DBH) $50.00
                  Parkland Dedication and Improvement Land Dedication, one (1) acre per 100 dwelling units
                  Fee-in lieu of parkland dedication Parkland dedication, per dwelling unit-$350.00
                  Fee-in lieu of parkland improvement Parkland improvement, per dwelling unit-$650.00

                  ** Applicant may be responsible to pay additional fees for any application review or pre-development conference requiring consultation with City Consultants (such as contracted engineers, planners, attorneys, architects, plan reviewers, inspectors, etc.) To the extent passible, City Staff will provide the Owner / Applicant with an estimate of fees should outside consultation be required.

                  Police Department Fee Schedule

                  ALARM PERMITS

                  Permit Type Fees
                  Residential $10.00 annually
                  Commercial $50.00 annually
                  False Alarm (up to two) no charge
                  False Alarm (3-4) $50.00 / incident
                  False Alarm (5+) municipal court summons / incident

                  SOLICITOR PERMITS

                  Permit Type Fees
                  Application Fee $10.00 annually
                  Annual Fee $150.00 / year
                  Monthly Fee $30.00 / month
                  Weekly Fee $5.00 / week
                  Daily Fee $2.00 / day


                  Fee Type Fees
                  Police or Accident Report $6.00 / report
                  Certified Copy of Police or Accident Report $2.00 / report
                  Fingerprint Card $5.00 each
                  Open Records Request subject to TAC

                  Fire Department Fee Schedule

                  RE-INSPECTION FEES

                  Fee Type Fees
                  Re-Inspection Fee (up to two) $100.00 / re-inspection Re-Inspection Fee (3- 4) $200.00 / re-inspection Re-Inspection Fee (5+) municipal court summons / incident

                  FALSE ALARM FEES (Per calendar year, January 1 - December 31)

                  Fee Type Fees
                  False Alarm (up to two) no charge
                  False Alarm (3-4) $50.00 / incident
                  False Alarm (5+) municipal court summons / incident



                  Fire Sprinklers Per Unit $50.00
                  Fire Alarm System Per Building $150.00
                  Fire Line Per Building $200.00

                  Office of the City Secretary Fee Schedule

                  ALCOHOL PERMIT FEES

                  Permit Type Fees
                  Beer on premises $187.50
                  Wine and beer on premises $187.50
                  Wine and beer, late night $250.00
                  Beer off premises $30.00
                  Wine and beer off premises $30.00
                  Wine only package store $125.00
                  Mixed drinks on premises $375.00
                  Mixed drinks, late night $250.00
                  Package store $150.00
                  Local distributors $50.00
                  Beverage cartage $10.00

                  Note: All fees are annually. Multiple fees may apply to individual establishments, dependent on services.


                  Permit Type Fees
                  Coin Operated Machine $15.00 / machine

                  Note: All fees are annually. List of current coin operated machines must be provided. As new machines are added or replaced, updates must be provided.


                  Fee Type Fees
                  Open Records Request (printed) 10 cents / page
                  Open Records Request (digital) $5.00 / DVD

                    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

                      City Meetings Live Stream

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                        Agendas & Minutes

                        Tree Care Board and Parks and Recreation Commission Meetings, October 13, 2020

                        Regular City Council Meeting November 24, 2020

                        Regular City Council Meeting July 28, 2020

                        Regular City Council Meeting July 14, 2020

                        City Council Budget Workshop July 14, 2020

                        Regular City Council Meeting June 30, 2020

                        City Council Goals Workshop June 30, 2020

                        Regular City Council Meeting May 12, 2020

                        Regular City Council Meeting April 28, 2020

                        Regular City Council Meeting April 14, 2020

                        Special City Council Meeting March 30, 2020