The following outlines the typical process followed for annexations:
The Town requires a pre-submittal meeting prior to submitting the annexation petition. This meeting is held with Town staff and provides the opportunity for the applicant to present a nearly complete annexation application to receive feedback. Contact the Planning Department’s Long Range Planning to schedule this meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-552-1429.
The formal annexation process begins when the application package is submitted to the Planning Department. Click HERE for the application. The application provides a list of all required submittal materials including the application fee. A general outline of the review and approval process is also included in the application. Applications are due the last Monday of the month to be considered for the following months' Town Board meetings.
Annexation Review & Acceptance
After the annexation submittal is reviewed by Town staff and accepted by the Planning Department, the petition is routed to the Town Clerk for review before being scheduled for the next regular Town Board meetings.
Town Board Meetings:
Annexations are required to go to two (2) Town Board meetings: the Certification Hearing (typically held the third Tuesday of the month) and the Public Hearing (typically held the first Monday of the following month). Example: Certification Hearing is held May 17, 2022, with the public hearing being held June 6, 2022.
At the Certification Hearing, typically held during the second regular Town Board meeting of the month, Town Board may direct the Town Clerk to investigate the sufficiency of the petition to ensure that the Town can accept the property into its corporate limits. The Town Clerk will investigate the property and will present the Certificate of Sufficiency to the Town Board who will then adopt a resolution and set a public hearing for the next regular Town Board meeting, typically held at the first regular Town Board meeting of the following month.
The Public Hearing for the petition is advertised by the Town at least 10 days prior to the hearing. THe Town Board, having heard the Certificate of Sufficient, may adopt the Annexation Ordinance at the Public Hearing. Following adoption from the Board, the Town Clerk shall notify required agencies of the approved annexation. The annexation is final and complete when mylars, certifications, and ordinances are recorded with the Wake County Register of Deeds. The Town is responsible for fees and recordation.
Contact the Inspections Department for applicable permits and fees following annexation. Any permits applied for the subject property will not be approved until the annexation is final. A licensed utilities contractor and licensed plumber are required for permit issuance and are the responsibility of the property owner to provide.