About Us

    Welcome to the City of Live Oak Development Services page. Our Department is responsible for the health, safety and welfare of our residents. The City of Live Oak is a zoned City, and we do require permits to be obtained from our office BEFORE any work is started. Permits are required for all new construction. In addition to new structural construction, permits are required for any remodeling or roofing, installation of air conditioning and heating systems, electrical, plumbing, swimming pools (in ground and above ground) and hot tubs, storage buildings, carports, garages and workshops, sidewalks, driveways, patios, lawn irrigation systems, water heaters, adding or removing walls, demolition of structures, house moving and mobile homes. For more information on what is requires a permit, please click on this link:

    ONLINE CODES

    Our Department reviews all new construction and proposed improvements of existing structures to ensure they conform to all adopted City Codes and Ordinances. Final approval of all plans, permits and inspections rests with this department, assuring owners of sound construction. In addition, our Department also handles health permits and inspections.

      Adopted Codes

      Our full codes and regulations can be accessed by clicking here:

      ONLINE CODES

      • International Building Code, 2021 Edition with amendments
      • International Residential Code, 2021 Edition with amendments
      • International Plumbing Code, 2021 Edition with amendments
      • International Mechanical Code, 2021 Edition with amendments
      • International Fuel Gas Code, 2021 Edition with amendments
      • International Energy Conservation Code, 2021 Edition
      • International Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities, 2021 Edition
      • International Existing Building Code 2021 Edition
      • International Energy Conservation Code 2021 Edition
      • International Private Sewage Disposal Code 2021 Edition
      • International Property Maintenance Code 2021 Edition
      • NFPA 110 Standards for Emergency and Standby Power Systems 2019 Edition
      • ICC All 17. 1 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2017 Edition
      • NFPA 30A Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities 2021 Edition Texas Accessibility Standards 2012 Edition
      • NFPA 13D Standards for installation of sprinkler systems in one- and- two- family dwellings and manufactured homes 2019
      • NFPA99Healthcare FacilitiesCode2021Edition
      • NFPA58LP Gas 2020 Edition
      • NFPA 37 Standards for installation use of stationary combustion engines and gas turbines 2021 Edition Minimum Standards for Child- Care Centers2020
      • Edition ACI 332 Code Requirements for Residential Concrete 2020 Edition
      • NFPA101 Life Safety Code, Current Edition
      • National Electrical Code NFPA 70 2020 Edition without Article 80
      • Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act
      • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2021 edition

        Our Team

        BJ Bealor, ICC CBO/MCP TSBPE 3170

        BJ Bealor, ICC CBO/MCP TSBPE 3170

        Certified Building Official

        cbo@liveoaktx.net

        210-653-9140 ext. 2244



        Eric “Monty” Montgomery, TSBPE 3865

        Eric “Monty” Montgomery, TSBPE 3865

        ICC Certified Building Inspector

        permits@liveoaktx.net

        210-653-9140 ext. 2244



        Savanna Nava

        Savanna Nava

        Permit Technician

        permits@liveoaktx.net

        210-653-9140 ext. 2244



        Maria Hoag

        Maria Hoag

        Permit Coordinator

        permits@liveoaktx.net

        210-653-9140 ext. 2244



        Dennis Thayer

        Dennis Thayer

        Health Inspector, 4909

        permits@liveoaktx.net

        210-653-9140 ext. 2244



          Survey Information

          Survey Information – RESIDENTIAL

          All forms and final surveys must include the following:

          1. Boundary Survey
            • Lot
            • Block
            • Section
            • Subdivision
            • County recording information
            • Owner information
          2. Property Address
          3. Plat
            • Building setback lines from front, sides and rear
            • Footprint of structure(s) with dimensions to property lines shown for all buildings located on property, i.e. house, detached garage, gazebo, storage/garden shed, covered patios and sidewalks
            • Location of driveways, patios and sidewalks
            • Location of all easements, i.e. drainage, utility, aerial, etc.
            • Floor elevations (main structure & detached garage)
              • Top of curb or centerline of street elevations must be noted on form and final surveys.

          Survey Requirements – COMMERCIAL

          1. Boundary Survey
            • Lot
            • Block
            • Section
            • Subdivision
            • County recording information
            • Owner information
          2. Property Address
          3. Plat
            • Building setback lines from front, sides and rear
            • Footprint of structure(s) with dimensions to property lines shown for all buildings located on property, i.e. house, detached garage, gazebo, storage/garden shed, covered patios and sidewalks
            • Location of driveways, patios and sidewalks
            • Location of all easements, i.e. drainage, utility, aerial, etc.
            • Floor elevations

          Development Services:

          Please feel free to contact us at:

          City of Live Oak Development Services
          8001 Shin Oak Drive (inside the Fire Station)
          Live Oak, Texas 78233
          210-653-9140 Extension 2244

          permits@liveoaktx.net or
          210-653-9140 ext.2244

          Office closed for lunch between the hours of 12:00 – 1:00pm