Municipal AnnexationsThis page was created to provide updates and information to interested citizens regarding municipal annexations in McKinney and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). For more information, please email Aaron Bloxham, Planner II or call 972-547-7407.
Update!(September 2017): During the 85th Legislative Session, the Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 6, which amended Chapter 43 of the Texas Local Government Code regarding municipal annexations in Texas. Learn more about Senate Bill 6 and Chapter 43 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Was your property included in the 2017 Municipal Annexation Policy / Plan area?
As a result of changes to state law, the City of McKinney will be amending its 2017 Municipal Annexation Policy over the coming months to ensure conformance with new changes to Chapter 43, which will go into effect later this year.
Did you receive a letter from the city informing you of upcoming annexation and/or a development agreement? See below to learn more about what this means for you.
Over the next several months, the city is also taking a strategic approach to annexing property based on sound municipal planning principals while keeping residents and long-term fiscal responsibility in mind.
As it has with previously strategic annexations, City Council is offering a development agreement to properties with existing wildlife management, timberland and agricultural tax exemptions as authorized by state law. These agreements would allow properties to remain in the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) for a period of 5 to 10 years in exchange for the property owner agreeing to limit the use of the property to agricultural purposes.
2017 Municipal Annexation Policy/Plan
In January 2017, McKinney City Council approved an update to the city's Municipal Annexation Policy, to include policy guidance on annexations and to outline anticipated future annexations as part of a municipal annexation plan. As part of this area identified as Area 17-1 (commonly referred to as North Walnut Grove) and Area 17-2 (commonly referred to as South New Hope) were identified for annexation in 2020.
2017 Municipal Annexation Policy
Additional Information The Texas Local Government Code outlines the specific process that municipalities must comply with as they annex property. More detail about the Local Government Code is found at the following links.
Additionally, the comprehensive plan and long-range studies provide more information about the future plans for the City of McKinney. Please see the following links for more information.