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Annexation is the process by which a city extends its municipal services, regulations, voting privileges and taxing authority to new territory.

    Current Annexation Plan

    Areas specifically identified herein may be annexed on the third anniversary of the adoption date of this plan or on the third anniversary an amendment to include such area in this plan. Specific areas planned for adoption, if any are:

    • No areas are identified for annexation 
    Other areas that may be considered for annexation by the City of College Station include only areas which are exempt from Section 43.052 including:

    • Areas which contain fewer than 100 separate tracts of land on which one or more residential dwellings are located on each tract. 

    • Areas annexed by petition of more than 50 percent of the real property owners in the area proposed for annexation or by vote or petition of the qualified voters or real property owners.  

    • An area which is or was the subject of an industrial district contract under Section 42.044 of the Local Government Code.

    •. An area which is or was the subject of a strategic partnership agreement under Section 43.0751. 

    • An area annexed under Section 43.026, 43.029 or 43.031 of the Local Government Code. 

    • An area the City Council of the City of College Station determines that the annexation of the area is necessary to protect the area proposed for annexation or the City of College Station from: 

         - Imminent destruction of property or injury to persons. 

         - A condition or use that constitutes a public or private nuisance as defined by background principles of nuisance and property law of the State of Texas.

    Following adoption of this municipal annexation plan by the College Station City Council, and so long as the City of College Station maintains an Internet website, the City of College Station will post and maintain on its Internet website:

    • This municipal annexation plan. 

    • Any amendments to include an area in this municipal annexation plan until the date the area is annexed. 

    • Any amendments to remove an area from this municipal annexation plan until the date the area is again eligible for inclusion in the plan. 

    Why Cities Annex

    Cities have various reasons for initiating annexation.  These are a few examples:

    • Annexation to provide areas for future growth: Cities initiate annexation in order to provide areas for future growth and development.  This can be especially critical in cities with limited vacant, developable property to accommodate growth within its existing boundaries.

    • Annexation to secure tax base, revenue sources: This could include annexation of areas with desirable ad valorem values, areas with commercial activities that produce sales tax revenues or areas that produce current or future utility revenues.

    • Annexation to cover service costs for ETJ residents using City services: As more and more residential areas develop within the ETJ, these residents begin to use the City's streets, parks and other facilities without paying for these services. Annexation brings the added revenue to help cover these service costs.

    • Annexation to assert zoning or other regulatory control: Annexation brings territory into the full regulatory authority of a city.  While the statutes provide cities with limited regulatory authority within its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), annexation into a city allows application of full land use controls and development standards. This additional control allows the City to implement the Comprehensive Plan. 

    • Annexation in response to an uncertain legislative environment: The State Legislature has passed several bills in recent years that make it increasingly difficult for Cities to pursue annexation. Should this trend continue, it may be in the City’s best interest to initiate annexation sooner rather than later. 

    • Annexation to protect the public health & safety: Cities initiate annexation to provide urbanizing areas with municipal services and to exercise the regulatory authority necessary to protect public health and safety.        

    • Annexation in response to a perceived threat: This typically takes the form of annexation of property that is developing or proposed for development for some land use deemed undesirable or otherwise a threat if not annexed and controlled.


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