Will my property taxes increase in the City?
A. No. In 2013, City property owners paid a tax rate that was 4.8% less than in the unincorporated Urban Growth Area (UGA). City property owners do not pay a special tax for road maintenance, library or fire protection services as do property owners in the unincorporated area. Properties in annexed areas are not required to pay the property tax for previous voter-approved bonds issued to finance City projects. Residents are encouraged to view the fees and taxes comparisons on the Annexation Information page for an overview of all applicable fees and taxes for their situation.

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1. What is annexation?
2. What are these so-called “Power of Attorney for Covenant on Utility Services” sometimes called "Annexation/Utility Agreements" that the City uses to annex properties?
3. Are these “Annexation Agreements” legal, especially when they apply to the property after being sold to others?
4. Will my property taxes increase in the City?
5. Will I pay utility taxes in the City?
6. Does the City allow farm animals?
7. Will existing land uses be allowed to continue?
8. What about zoning?
9. Does the City require dog licensing and restrictions?
10. Will sidewalks, curbs and streetlights be required for my property?
11. Will I be required to use City sewer service?
12. Will outdoor burning restrictions change upon annexation?
13. What are the benefits of annexation?