Petition for Annexation
Petition for Annexation
North Carolina General Statutes mandate procedures for municipal annexations.
2017 Schedule for Voluntary Annexations
Please note that this tentative schedule. The City reserves the right to make exceptions to this general processing schedule when necessary.
Types of Annexations
Petition for Voluntary Annexation
Property owners may submit a Petition for Annexation to the Planning & Neighborhood Development Department in order to request voluntary annexation. This is now the city's most common form of annexation.
Satellite annexations (areas not contiguous to the city's primary corporate limits) must meet the following requirements as set forth in North Carolina General Statute 160A-58.1(b). See statute for complete language.
The nearest point on the proposed satellite corporate limits must be not more than three miles from the primary corporate limits of the annexing city.
No point on the proposed satellite corporate limits may be closer to the primary corporate limits of another city than to the primary corporate limits of the annexing city
The area must be so situated that the annexing city will be able to provide the same services within the proposed satellite corporate limits that it provides within its primary corporate limits.
If the area proposed for annexation, or any portion thereof, is a subdivision as defined in G.S. 160A-376, all of the subdivision must be included.
Annexation Initiated by the City
City initiated annexations must meet certain requirements, including a referendum vote of registered voters residing in the proposed annexation area. Other procedures and time requirements must be followed.
Annexation by the NC General Assembly
The North Carolina General Assembly may pass specific laws that annex certain areas into cities. The General Assembly may also create annexation laws that only apply to specific cities.
Annexation Agreement between Concord and Kannapolis
On February 13, 2014, the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis entered into a 20 year annexation agreement. The agreement states that the two cities will not cross an agreed-upon boundary to conduct any annexations.
The below maps show the annexation agreement boundaries. There are two sections of the agreement - a Western Section and an Eastern Section.
Harrisburg Annexation Agreement
Concord Harrisburg Annexation Agreement.pdf
Mt. Pleasant Agreement
Mount Pleasant Agreement.pdf