Will I pay utility taxes in the City?
Yes. City residents pay a tax (8.5%) on most household utilities – telephone, natural gas, electricity, and cable TV. However, the combined savings from the reduced property tax rate and removal of the City water surcharge will typically offset or may even exceed the combined cost of the utility tax. Pease see the Fees and Taxes Comparison matrix on the Annexation page for a complete breakdown of costs.

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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?