External utility models can be used as a valid waiver of future rights For a brief overview of all methods and examples of appendices organized according to methods, please visit our Appendice Methods page. Snohomish County Fire Protection District v. Boundary Review Board, 155 Wn.2d 70 (2005) – RCW 36.93.090 provides that a Memorandum of Understanding must be filed with the Boundary Review Board within 180 days of the «proposal.» The State Supreme Court interpreted this as a «proposal» for annexation within the meaning of this statute when the initiators of the annexation file their petition – in this case a 75% petition – to the city. Annexation is not «proposed» within the meaning of this statute when the original Memorandum of Understanding, sometimes called a 10% petition, is filed with the city. The annexation process causes problems and benefits for the county, the city and landowners. While annexation may benefit existing real estate owners by providing centralized voting services and rights, the transfer of jurisdiction from a county home to the city may result in unresolved fines, fees and procurement costs to the county, as well as future special examinations for new city services. Annexations may not be complicated, but they are certainly laborious. It`s easy to miss information from a supply provider if you don`t pay attention to jurisdictions that occupy a property. If you are a title agent, be sure to add an annexation search to your real estate duty of care checklist. After the city and the landowner have agreed to all the conditions, the City Council will review and pass a by-law authorizing the mayor to sign the agreement. At this location, the owner is either attached or the agreement is registered and used with the county when the property is adjacent to the city boundaries. In theory, annexation should streamline and centralize services to landowners, but in some cases water and sanitation services are doubled. Lines of cities and counties can be parallel.

As a result, different services may be maintained and billed by two different municipalities, which could be subject to additional royalties for the annexed property. Annexation is the addition or communitization of an area in a county or city. The annexation of real estate is a fairly common practice, especially in countries where there is constant population growth such as Florida, California, New York and Texas. Incorporated municipalities will consider the annexation of private and commercial real estate in order to maintain the tax and physical growth of the city. You will find a detailed overview of the methods of annexation, the arguments and arguments for annexation, the consequences of annexation and the role of border crossing bodies in the annexation process in our publication Annexation of Washington Cities and Towns. This page contains links to the statutes and regulations of annexation in Washington State, examples of local government procedures, tax policies and studies, court decisions and other recommended resources. The annexation methods are a summary of all the methods that allow cities to annex areas. Yakima County Fire Protection District No. 12 v. Yakima City, 122 Wn.2d 371 (1993) – Some cities in Washington use what is known as an external supply contract, in which landowners living outside the city limits can obtain municipal services if they sign an agreement to sign a future annexation proposal.