What are the benefits of annexation for Greatwood and New Territory residents?
With the annexation into the City of Sugar Land, residents of the Greatwood and New Territory communities will be entitled to receive municipal services, voting privileges, and tax benefits offered by the City of Sugar Land. Future residents will see benefits from the annexation such as:

  • Ability to serve on boards/commission. Residents are encouraged to participate in the governance in the City.

  • Infrastructure maintained by the City (sidewalks, roadways, etc...)

  • Property safeguards through zoning, code enforcement, and building and construction permits.

    • Property safeguards protect the property value of homeowners by not allowing undesirable uses into your respective communities and reducing property values

  • Fire prevention, protection, and educational services

  • Community oriented policing/beat management

    • Inclusion into the City of Sugar Land’s Police Department’s purview will allow residents to take part in our special/unique programs such as: Citizen’s Police Academy, Safe Light Sugar Land, and our Crime Prevention Officer’s program.

  • Property tax bill reduction will depend upon which MUD you reside in. The City’s tax rate is $0.31595 and the City offers a 10 percent homestead exemption and an additional $70,000 exemption for disabled and over-65 residents. Residents in 7 of the 9 districts will see overall annual savings when these costs are taken into account.

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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. I currently have a homestead exemption and over-65 exemption filed through the FB Appraisal District. Do I have to file new exemptions upon the date of annexation??
16. Will students currently zoned in Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, be rezoned into those schools that are in Fort Bend Independent School District?
17. Does annexation into the City provide additional options to the Greatwood and New Territory communities for internet and/or cable service providers?
18. How is the city paying for the expected increase in service demand to annexed areas?
19. Will the postponement of the design of the new animal shelter and expansion of the emergency operations/dispatch center affect service levels?
20. How is the city preparing to handle the increase in demand for animal services and emergency requests prior to annexation?
21. Is the city of Sugar Land currently responsible for providing both, Fire and Ambulance services to Greatwood and New Territory?
22. Did the city of Sugar Land hire additional personnel and/or added resources to handle the expected increase in emergency service requests from Greatwood and New Territory?
23. How do I pay my water bill?
24. I received the wrong trash/recycle cart size from what I originally requested, how can I change it?