Municipal Court

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.

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

2018 Court Calendar – Click link for details.
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 $109.10 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.

Payment of Fines

Paying a citation may be done in person, by mail (money order or cashier check only), or online. NOTE: If you pay online, you will be convicted of the offense for which you paid. Search by your Driver's License and Date of Birth, or Citation number and Date of Birth.
Make online payment here


If you received a yellow or green pre-warrant notice in the mail you must contact the court within ten (10) days to resolve your citations.  Failing to respond may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and a hold being placed on your Driver's License.

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

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