What is Annexation?

Annexation is the systematic expansion of a city's corporate boundaries into unincorporated (not already part of a local governmental jurisdiction) areas, and a corresponding extension of city services to the newly-annexed areas. North Carolina state statutes allow cities to undertake annexation as long as certain development characteristics exist within the areas considered for annexation. In 1959, the North Carolina State Legislature revised the statute that governs how cities may annex adjacent areas. The law stipulates that areas can't be annexed unless they meet the following two requirements:

  • certain characteristics of urbanization must exist, and
  • the annexing city is prepared to provide the areas to be annexed with all the facilities and services that are provided within the existing city limits.

If these two requirements are met, in addition to other less significant requirements, the cities are authorized to annex as long as specific procedures are followed.

Upcoming City Events:

Displaying 38 Events:
Districts 1 & District 4 Community Meeting
Jul 25, 2024
5:00 PM EDT
1875 Simonton Rd
Statesville, NC 28677
Read More 
Movies in the Park: Kung Fu Panda 4
Jul 27, 2024
8:00 PM EDT
911 Lakewood Drive
Statesville, NC 28677
Read More 
Co-Ed & Men's Softball Interest Meeting with the Statesv...
Jul 31, 2024
5:30 PM EDT
1875 Simonton Rd
Statesville, NC 28677
Read More 

Latest Statesville Planning + Zoning News:

City of Statesville Legal Notice: Public Hearing June 17... That the City Council of the City of Statesville will hold and conduct public hearings on the 17th day of June 2024, at 7:00 o’clock p.m...
Request for Qualifications: Updates to the Unified Devel... The City of Statesville invites qualified, professional firm(s) or organization(s) who can assist the city in its efforts to update, mod...
Statesville Land Development Plan 2045A lot has changed in our community, region, and nation since 2004. To ensure we are planning for a successful future for our beloved Cit...

Read More