Post Session Update:  Annexation

On December 1, 2017, Senate Bill 6 becomes effective.  The bill will require landowner or voter approval of annexations in the state’s largest counties (those with 500,000 population or more) and in counties that opt-in to the bill through a petition and election process.  If your home rule city has plans to annex, you may wish to expedite that process and finalize the annexation prior to December 1. 

Cities not subject to S.B. 6 (i.e., those in counties with a population of less than 500,000 that are not annexing into such a county and those in a county that has not held an election to become subject to the bill) may continue to annex under laws not affected by S.B. 6. 

League staff has prepared an updated paper explaining the entire annexation process.  

TML member cities may use the material herein for any purpose. No other person or entity may reproduce, duplicate, or distribute any part of this document without the written authorization of the Texas Municipal League. 

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