How is property annexed?

Annexations can occur in several ways:

  • Property owners contiguous to the City may initiate voluntary annexation proceedings. A petition signed by all property owners in the area being considered for annexation must be submitted to the City of Cocoa. The Property is annexed upon adoption of an annexation ordinance by Cocoa City Council.
  • The City can initiate annexation proceedings through an annexation referendum of all registered electors residing in the area being considered for annexation. The annexation passes with a simple majority of registered voters voting for annexation.
  • The City can also initiate annexation proceedings in non-residential areas. The City may annex an area when the owners of more than 50% of the acreage and more than 50% of property owner's consent in the area are consenting to the annexation.

Please call 321-433-8684 for more information about initiating the annexation process, and contact the City's Planning Department at 321-433-8501 for P&Z related inquiries.

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1. What is annexation?
2. Does my property qualify for annexation?
3. Why does the City want to annex our land?
4. How is property annexed?
5. What are the benefits of being annexed into the City of Cocoa?
6. How will annexation impact the zoning on my property?
7. What about City garbage collection services and rates?
8. Will the City require me to connect to the sewer system?
9. Will my water utility costs increase if I’m annexed into Cocoa City Limits?
10. When will I see the change in my taxes reflected?
11. How much is the City of Cocoa’s mileage rate?
12. What are the costs associated with annexing into the City of Cocoa?
13. Will my property taxes change upon annexation?
14. What will my Fire Assessment Fee be?
15. Will annexation affect school district boundaries?
16. How will annexation affect law and fire protection services?
17. How will annexation affect my home-based business?
18. I have livestock. Can I keep them?
19. Will I have to go through the City’s permit process if I’ve already received a permit from the County?