Annexation is a process included within the Florida Statutes which allows neighborhoods and
businesses outside a city’s limit to join the City. Annexation typically occurs when property owners
petition to join the City, often seeking improved municipal services, better police and fire protection or
more responsive government. Owners whose property is contiguous to the City of Temple Terrace
may voluntarily submit an Annexation Application.
Pre-Application Meeting is held with Community Development staff to determine
property eligibility, review annexation process, identify application submittal
requirements, determine property owner’s goals, discuss City service provisions,
and answer questions.
Property Owner/Applicant submits Annexation Application and supporting
information and documents to the Community Development Department.
Annexation Committee, made up of various City Departments considers the
annexation application. Staff determines the City’s ability to provide adequate level
of services (LOS), financial feasibility and provides a recommendation to City
City Clerk notifies Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners of City’s
consideration of voluntary annexation, and prepares ordinance for City Council’s
consideration. Community Development staff prepares annexation
recommendation for City Council’s consideration.
City Council considers the annexation application at a public hearing and acts on
the ordinance at a second Council meeting to approve or deny the annexation
application. The Property Owner/Applicant should attend both meetings. The
required public hearing(s) will be scheduled during regular City Council meetings,
which are held the first and third Tuesday of each month.
When an annexation is approved by City Council, the City updates appropriate
records, databases and maps. The applicant must submit two separate
applications to change the property’s planning and zoning authority from
Hillsborough County’s to the City’s. The first application is for a Comprehensive
Plan Amendment, done in coordination with the Hillsborough County City/
County Planning Commission to designate the property under the City’s
Future Land Use Plan. The final application is a Zoning Reclassification to
change the zoning from a County district to a City district.
NOTE: Please fill out the Authorized Agent Affidavit if the annexation is being applied for by someone other than the
Indicate numbers in the space provided and "N/A" for uses that do not apply.
Has the property received Hillsborough County development approval?
Are there any non-conformities of the property, structures or uses?
Are there any current or outstanding code compliance issues?
Please attach the applicable information if answered "Yes".
Please include the following information in the application package:
Executed Annexation Application.
Ownership and Encumbrance (O & E) Report, and copy of Deed showing current owners of
Electronic Copy of Legal Description described by Metes and Bounds. Submit in Microsoft
Survey or Plat. Submit one (1) paper copy at 1”=30’ scale, and an electronic copy.
Previous Development Approval. If the property is to be developed or redeveloped and development approvals have already been obtained from Hillsborough County, please provide
all associated conditions of zoning approval, copies of building plans, rezoning, site plan,
variance, and/or permit approval documents. If alcohol sales are included, please provide copy of license and wet zone survey approval.
Non-Conformity or Outstanding Code Issue. Please provide any documents or information regarding non-conformity or outstanding code issues that apply to the subject property.
Utility Agreement. If the property is to be serviced with Temple Terrace water and sanitary sewer, a signed Utility Agreement from the Public Works Department must be submitted with the application.
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