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6 This act modifies the Utah Municipal Code by requiring the consent of the legislative
7 body of the county in which an area proposed for annexation is located if the proposed
8 annexing municipality is in another county. The act also repeals obsolete language.
9 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
11 10-2-402, as last amended by Chapter 206, Laws of Utah 2001
12 10-2-403, as last amended by Chapter 206, Laws of Utah 2001
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
14 Section 1. Section 10-2-402 is amended to read:
15 10-2-402. Annexation -- Limitations.
16 (1) (a) A contiguous, unincorporated area that is contiguous to a municipality may be
17 annexed to the municipality as provided in this part.
18 (b) An unincorporated area may not be annexed to a municipality unless:
19 (i) it is a contiguous area;
20 (ii) it is contiguous to the municipality;
21 (iii) except as provided in Subsection 10-2-418 (1)(b), annexation will not leave or
22 create an unincorporated island or peninsula; and
23 (iv) for an area located in a specified county with respect to an annexation that occurs
24 after December 31, 2002, the area is within the proposed annexing municipality's expansion
26 (2) Except as provided in Section 10-2-418 , a municipality may not annex an
27 unincorporated area unless a petition under Section 10-2-403 is filed requesting annexation.
28 (3) An annexation under this part may not include part of a parcel of real property and
29 exclude part of that same parcel unless the owner of that parcel has signed the annexation
30 petition under Section 10-2-403 .
31 (4) A municipality may not annex an unincorporated area in a specified county for the
32 sole purpose of acquiring municipal revenue or to retard the capacity of another municipality to
33 annex the same or a related area unless the municipality has the ability and intent to benefit the
34 annexed area by providing municipal services to the annexed area.
35 (5) The legislative body of a specified county may not approve urban development
36 within a municipality's expansion area unless:
37 (a) the county notifies the municipality of the proposed development; and
38 (b) (i) the municipality consents in writing to the development; or
39 (ii) (A) within 90 days after the county's notification of the proposed development, the
40 municipality submits to the county a written objection to the county's approval of the proposed
41 development; and
42 (B) the county responds in writing to the municipality's objections.
53 (6) An annexation petition may not be filed under this part proposing the annexation of
54 an area located in a county that is not the county in which the proposed annexing municipality
55 is located unless the legislative body of the county in which the area is located has adopted a
56 resolution approving the proposed annexation.
57 Section 2. Section 10-2-403 is amended to read:
58 10-2-403. Annexation petition -- Requirements.
59 (1) Except as provided in Section 10-2-418 , the process to annex an unincorporated
60 area to a municipality is initiated by a petition as provided in this section.
61 (2) Each petition under Subsection (1) shall:
62 (a) be filed with the city recorder or town clerk, as the case may be, of the proposed
63 annexing municipality;
64 (b) contain the signatures of:
65 (i) the owners of private real property that:
66 (A) is located within the area proposed for annexation;
67 (B) (I) subject to Subsection (2)(b)(i)(B)(II), covers a majority of the private land area
68 within the area proposed for annexation; and
69 (II) covers 100% of the private land area within the area proposed for annexation, if the
70 area is within an agriculture protection area created under Title 17, Chapter 41, Agriculture
71 Protection Area; and
72 (C) is equal in value to at least 1/3 of the value of all private real property within the
73 area proposed for annexation; or
74 (ii) if all the real property within the area proposed for annexation is owned by a public
75 entity other than the federal government, the owner of all the publicly owned real property;
76 (c) be accompanied by an accurate and recordable map, prepared by a licensed
77 surveyor, of the area proposed for annexation; [
78 (d) if the petition proposes the annexation of an area located in a county that is not the
79 county in which the proposed annexing municipality is located, be accompanied by a copy of
80 the resolution, required under Subsection 10-2-402 (6), of the legislative body of the county in
81 which the area is located; and
83 shall be designated as the contact sponsor, and indicate the mailing address of each sponsor.
84 (3) A petition under Subsection (1) may not propose the annexation of all or part of an
85 area proposed for annexation to a municipality in a previously filed petition that has not been
86 denied, rejected, or granted.
87 (4) A petition under Subsection (1) proposing the annexation of an area located in a
88 county of the first class may not propose the annexation of an area that includes some or all of
89 an area proposed to be incorporated in a request for a feasibility study under Section 10-2-103
90 or a petition under Section 10-2-125 if:
91 (a) the request or petition was filed before the filing of the annexation petition; and
92 (b) the request, a petition under Section 10-2-109 based on that request, or a petition
93 under Section 10-2-125 is still pending on the date the annexation petition is filed.
94 (5) If practicable and feasible, the boundaries of an area proposed for annexation shall
95 be drawn:
96 (a) along the boundaries of existing special districts for sewer, water, and other
97 services, along the boundaries of school districts whose boundaries follow city boundaries or
98 school districts adjacent to school districts whose boundaries follow city boundaries, and along
99 the boundaries of other taxing entities;
100 (b) to eliminate islands and peninsulas of territory that is not receiving municipal-type
102 (c) to facilitate the consolidation of overlapping functions of local government;
103 (d) to promote the efficient delivery of services; and
104 (e) to encourage the equitable distribution of community resources and obligations.
105 (6) On the date of filing, the petition sponsors shall deliver or mail a copy of the
106 petition to:
107 (a) the clerk of the county in which the area proposed for annexation is located; and
108 (b) the chair of the planning commission of each township in which any part of the area
109 proposed for annexation is located.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-13-03 9:49 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.