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Tax Assessor Collector/Vehicle Registration-Annex Building:(361) 449-2733 ext. 1033 or 1011

Driver’s License-Annex Building RM 14:(361) 449-2733 ext.1023 

(M, T, W- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm) http://public.txdpsscheduler.com/

Property Taxes/Appraisal District-205 Bowie St:(361) 449-2641

Permits/Health Department-202 Bowie St:(361)449-8024

911 Coordinator/Emergency Management-200 Larry R. Busby Drive, George West Tx, 78022:

(361)449-8066 ext. 2067

Court Coordinator/Judge's Secretary- Judge's Office:(361) 449-2733 ext. 1002 

County Attorney’s Office:(361) 449-2733 ext. 1067 or 1025

District Clerk's Office-Courthouse 2nd floor:(361) 449-2733 ext. 1005, 1071, 1047(Felony, Child Support, Divorce)

Elections Department-Annex Building RM 8:(361) 449-2733 ext. 1034 (See Elections under Quick Links above)

Sheriff’s Office-200 Larry R. Busby Drive, George West Tx, 78022:(361) 449-2271

DPS-(512) 424-2474 http://www.dps.texas.gov

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 ***The Clerk's Office will be closed for Lunch 6/20/2024 for Training***

 

Donna M. VanWay

County Clerk

        Mailing: P. O. Box 280
Physical: 301 Houston St. RM 105
George West, Texas 78022

Phone: 361-449-2733 ext. 3
Fax: 361-449-1616


   

Chief Deputy Clerk:      Ashley DeLuna (Probate/Guardianship)     

                  Deputy Clerks:      Kym Williams (Criminal)                                         

                                              Rebecca Munoz (Recordings)                             

                               Glenda Nesbitt (Criminal/Recordings)

                                                 Elections Clerk:         Elisa Miller (Voter Registration)


(Please send your emails to requests@co.live-oak.tx.us, for an open records request please scroll down to open records request tab for information needed)

**Documents received at or after 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and at or after 3:30 p.m. on Fridays will NOT be recorded until the following business day. No E-Recordings at this time**

WE ADVISE YOU TO SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY. For Legal self-help visit one of these websites: https://texaslawhelp.org or https://texascourthelp.org/

Clerks cannot give advice or the rendering of any service requiring the use of legal skill or knowledge, such as preparing any instrument. Government code, Sec 81.101

The County Clerk and Staff will not conduct searches that are not authorized by Statute. The record Search authorized by statute is Federal Tax Liens (Texas Property Code 14.004 (d)

The County Clerk's Office accepts Discover, Mastercard, or Visa EXCEPT for recordings.

The County Clerk's Office no longer conducts Criminal/Background searches. Please visit https://www.dps.texas.gov or call 512-424-2474.

**WE DO NOT HAVE FORMS FOR PROPERTY FILINGS IN OUR OFFICE**

  • [Postings must be brought into our office to be posted-there is a $2.00 fee] 

    Cash or Checks only for Recordings. Our system is not set up for Credit Cards.

    Documents must be Mailed or Walked Into the office. Checks payable to Live Oak County Clerk. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope to ensure the document is returned to you.

    ** Documents received at or after 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and at or after 3:30 p.m. on Fridays will NOT be recorded until the following business day. ** 

    Click link for FeesLOC County Clerk Fee Schedule (all fees in the office including Probate/Guardianship, Criminal)

    Please Make sure ANY Personal information (Driver's License, Social Security number, etc.) is redacted on document before brought in or mailed to the office. Please also make sure documents are separated and mailed the way they are to be recordedIT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLERKS TO DECIDE HOW DOCUMENTS ARE TO BE RECORDEDCLERKS CAN NOT ALTER DOCUMENTS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ADDING OR REMOVING A PAGE ETC. 

    ***OUT OF STATE PROBATE PROCCEDINGS MUST BE CERTIFIED EXEMPLIFIED***

    If you have any further questions about your document, PLEASE call 361-449-2733 ext.1000 

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  • Tax Assessor Collector/ Vehicle Registration-Annex Building:(361) 449-2733 ext. 1033 or 1011

    Driver’s License-Annex Building RM 14:(361) 449-2733 ext.1023 (click bottom link to schedule an appointment)

    (M, T, W- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm) http://public.txdpsscheduler.com/

    Property Taxes/Appraisal District-205 Bowie St:(361) 449-2641

    Permits/Health Department-202 Bowie St:(361) 449-8024

    911 Coordinator/Emergency Management-200 Larry R. Busby Drive, George West Tx, 78022:

    (361)449-8066 ext. 2067

    Court Coordinator/Judge's Secretary- Judge's Office: (361) 449-2733 ext. 1002 

    County Attorney’s Office:(361) 449-2733 ext. 1067 or 1025

    District Clerk's Office-Courthouse 2nd floor:(361) 449-2733 ext. 1005, 1071, 1047(Felony, Child Support, Divorce)

    Elections Department-Annex Building RM 8:(361) 449-2733 ext. 1034 (See Elections under Quick Links above)

    Sheriff’s Office-200 Larry R. Busby Drive, George West Tx, 78022:(361) 449-2271

    DPS-(512) 424-2474 http://www.dps.texas.gov

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  • OFFICE HOURS

    Monday-Thursday                           8:00 am – 5:00 pm (typically open through lunch, call to confirm.)

    (No documents will be recorded after 4:30 pm. Any documents received after 4:30 will be recorded the following business day)

    Friday                                                8:00 am – 4:00 pm (open through lunch)

    (No documents will be recorded after 3:30 pm. Any documents received after 3:30 will be recorded the following business day)

    The Office Will Be Closed for Lunch on All Future Court Dates In 2024:

    July 2nd

    August 20th, 21st, 29th

    September 5th, 6th

    October 8th, 29th

    November 12th

    December 10th

    Public Computers in the office for property searches do turn off at 4:45 pm every day.

    The Basement is open till 4:45 pm Monday-Thursday and 3:45 pm on Fridays.

    **Office may be closed without notice during Court or Elections**

    To search our Official Public Records from 2004 to present, please visit www.texaslandrecords.com. Records before 2004, can be found by visiting our basement in room 105 of the Live Oak County Courthouse.

    HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

     

    Monday…January 1,2024                                                        New Year’s Day

    Monday…January 15,2024                                                      Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Monday…February 19,2024                                                    Presidents’ Day     

    Friday…March 1,2024                                                             Live Oak County Fair

    Friday…March 29,2024                                                          Good Friday

    Monday…May 27,2024                                                           Memorial Day       

    Wednesday…June 19,2024                                                     Juneteenth

    Thursday…July 4,2024                                                           Independence Day

    Monday…September 2,2024                                                  Labor Day

    Monday…October 14,2024                                                    Columbus Day

    Monday…November 11,2024                                                 Veterans Day

    Wednesday…November 27, 2024 (1/2) day                          Thanksgiving                

    Thursday/Friday…November 28-29,2024                            Thanksgiving

    Tues/Wed/Thurs…December 24, 25,26, 2024                       Christmas

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  • WE DO NOT ACCEPT VERBAL OPEN RECORDS REQUEST OVER THE PHONE. REQUEST MUST BE MAILED WITH PAYMENT OR EMAILED AND PAID FOR OVER THE PHONE PER COUNTY CLERK.

    *Latest time to call to make a payment over the phone 4:45 pm Mon.-Thurs. and 3:45 pm on Friday*

    Please send open records request(s) to requests@co.live-oak.tx.us (Information needed when requesting documents below) . Once we receive the email, we will email you back with the number of pages. You can then call us to make payment over the phone. We accept Discover, Mastercard, or Visa and it will be a $3 fee to use your card. All documents over 20 pages or certified copies will have to be mailed. Please include an address.

    Please be advised this is ONLY for the County Clerk's Office. (i.e., real property, probate, misdemeanor/civil cases, plats, assumed names, marriage license, restrictions).  All other requests should be sent to that department directly as we are not responsible for forwarding those.

    Information needed when requesting documents below:

    Property: (We are not set up by property description)

    • Volume and Page number EX: Vol 12 Pg 128
    • Year filed
    • Name(s) on document

    To search our Official Public Records from 2004 to presentplease visit www.texaslandrecords.comYou can print directly from the website!

    **Records before 2004, can be found by visiting our basement in room 105 of the Live Oak County Courthouse.**


    Plat: (We are not set up by property description)

    **Plat Index** (if plat needed is not listed you may have to come in and search our records)

    • Name of Subdivision

     

    Marriage License: (if you do not have a Date/Year, you will need to come into the office and search our records or have someone come in and search for you)

    • Name(s) and Year of Marriage

     

    Birth/Death Certificates: (Our office only holds the birth/death certificates of the person(s) who were actually born/died inside of Live Oak County.) (WE ARE NOT ONLINE WITH THE STATE)

    • Name
    • Year of Birth/Death

    Only an immediate family member can request a Birth/Death Record: Immediate Family Member is defined as any of the following:

    • Self
    • Child
    • Parent/Guardian
    • Brother/Sister
    • Grandparent/Grandchild
    • Spouse

     

    Probate and Criminal:(if you do not have a case number you will need to come into the office and search our records or have someone come in and search for you)

    • Case numbers

     

    Property Restrictions: (We are not set up by property description)

    **Restrictions Index** (if restriction needed is not listed you may have to come in and search our records)

    • Include the name of the subdivision.

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  • Birth- (Certified copy) $23.00 

    Death- (Certified Copy) $21.00/ $3.00 each additional 

    ***Application must be Notarized***

    -Please note:  Our office ONLY holds the birth/death certificates of the person(s) who were actually Born/Died inside of Live Oak County. To verify we have the information, please feel free to contact our office.

    -If you were born in Live Oak County and would like to request a copy of a birth certificate or death certificate by mail please complete Birth/Death Application and sign in front of a notary public. You MUST also have a copy of an Unexpired Driver's License to attach to the application.

    Only an immediate family member can request a Birth/Death Record: Immediate Family Member is defined as any of the following:

    • Self
    • Child
    • Parent/Guardian
    • Brother/Sister
    • Grandparent
    • Spouse

     

    -If you are looking for a birth/death certificate for person(s) outside of the county, please feel free to view the page attached for further information --  http://dshs.texas.gov/vital-statistics

    -If you were born in Live Oak County and would like to appear in person in our office, you will need to complete and sign the form in our office in front of staff. You MUST also have an Unexpired Driver's License to copy or have one of the following listed above come in and fill out the application for you with an Unexpired Driver's License.

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  • Warning:

    It Is A Felony To Falsify Information On A Marriage License Application. The Penalty For Knowingly Making A False Statement On The Form Or For Signing A Form Which Contains A False Statement Is 2 To 10 Year Imprisonment And A Fine Of Up Top $10,000. (Health And Safety Code, Chapter 195 Sec 195.003)

    Marriage License Preferred Hours (Please call for any questions, and to let us know you will be coming in)

    Monday – Thursday                                                                                     8:45 am - 4:30 pm

    Friday                                                                                                           8:45 am - 3:30 pm

    Marriage License- $81.00 

    • Both Applicants must be present
    • Can't be divorced within the last 30 days
    • 72 hour waiting period
    • License is valid for 90 days

    Please bring socials and a Driver’s License when you come in!!! (If missing form of ID call to confirm what else can be used.)

     

    Informal Marriage License- $51.00

    • Both applicants must be present

    • 18 years of age

    • Be able to state when they considered themselves husband and wife.

    Please bring socials and a Driver’s License when you come in!!! (If missing form of ID call to confirm what else can be used.)

     

    ******APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILLED OUT IN THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE******

     

    All Marriage License MUST be returned to the County Clerk's Office to be recorded. Otherwise, they will not be recognized by the State.

    Correction to Marriage License

    Texas Family Code Section 2.209(c) provides for corrections to a recorded marriage license provided that both parties to the marriage execute a notarized affidavit stating the error.

    Correction Affidavit Form

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  • $25.00  Per brand, Per location 

    ***Application must be Notarized***

    Please return the form along with a payment to our office either in person or by mail to:

                                                             Live Oak County Clerk (Checks made out to Live Oak County Clerk)
    P. O. Box 280
    301 Houston St. RM 105
    George West, Texas 78022

    If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at 361/449-2733 ext. 3.

    Brand Application

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  • Copies not Certified: $1.00 per page

    Certified Copies:       $1.00 per page plus $5.00 for the Certificate

    Copies can be requested via requests@co.live-oak.tx.us (refer back to Open Records Request tab if you are unsure how request your documents).  Any copies over 20 pages and Certified Copies will have to be mailed.  Please include your mailing address in the request email.

    ***Latest time to call to make a payment over the phone 4:45 pm Mon.-Thurs. and 3:45 pm on Fridays.***

     

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  • If you are a business and would like to file a DBA with Live Oak County, please complete DBA form and sign in front of a notary public and return to our office.  The fee for a DBA is $23.50, with an additional fee of $.50 for each additional name. 

    Please return the form along with a payment to our office in person. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at 361/449-2733 ext. 3.

     

    Assumed Name/ DBA form

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  • Live Oak County residents are encouraged to file their official military discharge with this office. There is no charge to file your military discharge, and by filing the military discharge form, a permanent record is maintained for future proof of service for veteran's benefits. The original is returned to the owner after recording.

    Application for Certified Copy of Military Discharge can be found in our office and must be completed in person.

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  • Probate

    Fee List

    ALL PROBATE DOCUMENTS MUST BE 
    E-FILED.


    WE ADVISE YOU TO SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY

    If you choose not to do so, you may visit one of these websites for guidance.

    https://texaslawhelp.org

    https://www.sll.texas.gov/self-help/

    Clerks cannot give advice or the rendering of any service requiring the use of legal skill or knowledge, such as preparing any instrument. Government code, Sec 81.101

    ALL GUARDIANSHIP DOCUMENTS MUST BE E-FILED.

    WE ADVISE YOU TO SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY

    If you choose not to do so, you may visit one of these websites for guidance.

    https://texaslawhelp.org

    https://www.sll.texas.gov/self-help/

    Clerks cannot give advice or the rendering of any service requiring the use of legal skill or knowledge, such as preparing any instrument. Government code, Sec 81.101

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  • THIS OFFICE DOES NOT HAVE JURISDICTION OVER JUVENILES OR FELONY CASES. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (361) 449-2733 EXT. 1003 WITH ANY QUESTIONS. 

    *ALL CRIMINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE E-FILED. THERE IS NO FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SERVICE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR ASSISTANCE.

    *CRIMINAL PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE BY CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK, MONEY ORDER, OR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD. PLEASE NOTE WHEN USING A CREDIT CARD THERE IS A $3 SERVICE CHARGE PER HUNDRED.         *** WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS***

    We do not accept verbal request. REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION MUST BE MADE IN WRITING AND YOU MUST HAVE CASE NUMBERS; COPY FEES MUST BE PREPAID. (If you do not have a case number you will need to come into the office and search our records or have someone come in and search for you)

    THIS OFFICE DOES NOT PERFORM CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.

    Please send open records request(s) to requests@co.live-oak.tx.us 

    COPY FEE

    $1.00/PG

    CERTIFIED COPY FEE

    $1.00/PG + $5.00 CERTIFICATION FEE

     

    For information regarding free legal services for Live Oak County:
    https://www.trla.org/do-i-qualify

     

    Texas Lawyer Referral and Information Services:

    https://www.texasbar.com

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The Texas Supreme Court requires that all Civil, Family, and Probate cases to be filed electronically. Please visit www.efiletexas.gov for more information.

For Legal Self Help, visit texaslawhelp.org or http://texascourthelp.org/

Texas Court Help

Thirteenth Court of Appeals serving Live Oak County.