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Annexation

Annexation is the process by which a city or town extends and increases its corporate limits. The process is closely governed by Arizona State law (A.R.S. § 9-471).

For a proposed annexation to be successful more than 50% of property owners in a proposed annexation area, representing more than 50% of the assessed valuation of that area, must sign a petition in favor of annexation. All property owners within an annexation area are notified of public hearings for the proposed annexation by mail, advertisement in the newspaper and posting of notices within the area to be annexed. This enables each property owner within the area to have a fair say in the annexation process.

Benefits of Annexation
As a resident of the Town of Oro Valley you have a voice in the affairs of your government. This includes eligibility for elected office, the right to vote in Town elections, the right to serve on Boards and Commissions, and a right to have a say in the way the affairs of the Town are conducted.

Town residents and businesses receive police protection and law enforcement services from the Oro Valley Police Department. Our organization is dedicated to providing excellent service through partnerships that build trust, eliminate crime, create a safe environment and enhance the quality of life within our community.

The Town’s Economic Development division is focused on retaining and strengthening existing businesses in our community and recruiting new firms that are consistent with the needs of the community.

The Community Development and Public Works department serves residents and businesses through planning & zoning, permitting and building inspections. Town regulations protect property values and encourage the beautification of Oro Valley neighborhoods. The Town is committed to working with property owners to maintain neighborhood character and identity.

If you have questions regarding the annexation process or if you are interested in annexation of your property, please contact the Town Manager's Office:

Amanda Jacobs (520) 229-4735 ajacobs@orovalleyaz.gov

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