Live Oak County Sheriff's Office

George West, Texas

(361) 449 - 2271

County Jail

One of the duties of the Sheriff is the operation of the county jail, including the safekeeping of inmates and operation of the jail commissary.  In February 2009, the Sheriff's Office moved the county jail to the new facility on Larry R. Busby Drive.  The jail will hold up to Ninety-Six (96) inmates.  This facility allows the Sheriff's Office to not only handle the inmates from Live Oak and McMullen Counties, but allows the county to house inmates from federal and other jurisdictions.  This additional housing of inmates has brought the county an increased revenue of over $200,000 per year. 


Below you will find helpful information if you have a loved one that is incarcerated in the county jail.  If you have any questions, you may contact us at  (361) 449-8041 or (361) 449-2271.


All visitors and items being brought into the facility are subject to search.

All visitors 18 years or older must have a valid government issued photo I.D..


Minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.


Visitation is scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.  Visitation will also be scheduled on the Thanksgiving holiday and the Christmas holiday.


Inmates are only allowed one visit per day.

Inmates are allowed to have up to five (5) visitors maximum during one visit. The five(5) maximum includes children.

Provocative dress and clothing with suggestive, obscene, offensive, or inflammatory statements, logo, etc. will not be permitted.

Violations will be grounds for denial of the visit.

Weapons, tobacco, and alcohol are not authorized in the facility.

Violations will be grounds for denial of the visit and possible further visitation privileges suspended, as well as the individual may be subject to criminal charges.

Purses, bags and electronic devices such as phones, cameras, etc.. are not authorized inside the facility.

Violations will be grounds for denial of visit and possible further visitation privileges suspended.

Items concerning infant children will need prior approval from jail staff before entering the facility.

Inmates have the right to reject any visit.

No visitor, including attorneys, will be permitted to visit while intoxicated or while exhibiting signs of being under the influence of any other substance.

Violent or otherwise disruptive behavior from inmates or civilians during visitation will not be tolerated. Violations will be grounds for denial of the visit and possible further visitation privileges suspended, as well as the individual may be subject to criminal charges.

Long distance visitors with valid government issued photo I.D. may be considered for up to 30 additional minutes.


Female inmates have visitation from 9 AM to 11 AM.  With visitation for 30 minutes.


Separation inmates have visitation from 11 AM to 1 PM. With visitation for 30 minutes.


Male inmates have visitation from 1 PM to 5 PM. With visitation for 30 minutes.

Visitation sign in ends 30 minutes prior to the end of the above posted visitation times.



Commissary, Phone, Mail and Property:


Inmates may receive funds to purchase commissary items and phone cards as follows:


*Money Orders: Must be mailed to the Live Oak County Sheriff's Office with the inmate name on the envelope.  The money order should be made payable to the inmate.

*Web Deposit for inmate account:    WWW.JAILATM.COM

*Web Deposit / Scheduling for inmate Messaging and Video Visitation:


Additional telephone information:     WWW.CROWNPHONESERVICE.COM

Funds brought to the Sheriff's Office will not be accepted.


Commissary is ordered on Tuesdays and delivered between Wednesday and Thursday.


 Family and friends are not authorized to drop off property at the jail, unless it is considered medical and approved by Administration.


Mail is delivered to all inmates Monday thru Friday, excluding County holidays.


Mail is sent out of the facility Monday thru Saturday.

Mail shall have a return address and be addressed to inmates as follows:

Inmate Name 

200 Larry R. Busby Drive

George West, Texas 78022

Items considered property that are authorized to be sent through the mail are as follows:

Prescription Glasses

Prescription medications (will be subject to approval by the Medical Director)

1 Rosary per inmate (must be plastic)

1 Bible per inmate (must be softback)

10 photos maximum per inmate (My not be Polaroid's or sexual in nature, i.e. nudity, cleavage, bikinis)

Any items not listed above will need Administrative approval prior to mailing the items.

All unauthorized items sent via the mail WILL BE DESTROYED. (i.e. excess items, coloring books, crossword puzzles, books, pens, pencils, drawing cut-outs, etc...)

Unauthorized items will not be placed in the inmate's property, or returned to the sender at the inmate's or sender's expense.

Inmates may release personal property, including funds, to outside persons while in custody or after the inmate's release / transfer.

Personal property will only be released to the person designated by the inmate to pick up the property, and that person must have valid government issued photo I.D..

Any personal property not picked up by a designated person within ten (10) days of the inmate's release / transfer date WILL BE DESTROYED.