If you would like to annex into a city for services such as water, wastewater or fire protection services please verify you are eligible and have the proper documentation. Eligibility is dependent on your parcel location in relationship to the city boundary or sphere of influence and the city’s willingness to serve. You can confirm the eligibility details by contacting the City’s planning department about the city’s annexation requirements. Once you have spoken with the city planning department and gathered the necessary information and documentation listed below. You can complete and submit your application to the LAFCO office. On average, annexation applications take a minimum of six months to process.
- Confirm APN and parcel location with city and sphere of influence
- If annexation involves new development, coordinate with city regarding needed annexation-development approvals/environmental review
- If annexation involves existing development, coordinate with city regarding service availability, needed annexation approvals, environmental review
- Confirm needed LAFCO application forms, fees, and supporting information (map, legal description, etc.)