What is annexation?
In the State of Texas, a local government code defines a city’s rights and responsibilities regarding properties within its boundaries and the area immediately surrounding its boundaries (called extra-territorial jurisdiction). Full – Purpose annexation is the act of incorporating the City’s extra-territorial jurisdiction into the geographical boundaries and identity of the annexing political entity. In short, annexation is a way for cities to grow, and enables both residents and the respective City to benefit from the expansion in tax base and population.

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1. What is annexation?
2. My address is Sugar Land already, doesn’t that mean I’m already in the city?
3. What are the benefits of annexation for Greatwood and New Territory residents?
4. What are the benefits of annexation for current residents?
5. When will new residents be able to participate in City elections?
6. When will council-member districts be determined?
7. The City is increasing by 30 percent but only increasing staff by 10 percent. How is the City able to serve its new residents with a 10 percent increase in its workforce?
8. Did residents have a choice about whether to be annexed?
9. How do I contact the City?
10. What form of government does Sugar Land utilize?
11. How do I learn about what’s happening in Sugar Land?
12. Will Greatwood and New Territory receive the same level of services?
13. After annexation will Greatwood and New Territory residents still be required to pay for the costs to repair sidewalks?
14. Will my taxes increase with the annexation? Will I still have to pay MUD and LID taxes?
15. Will students currently zoned in Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, be rezoned into those schools that are in Fort Bend Independent School District?
16. Does annexation into the City provide additional options to the Greatwood and New Territory communities for internet and/or cable service providers?