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Annexation Methods and Current Annexations

There are several different methods that can be used for areas to annex to a city.  The City of Renton currently has five annexations using the 60% petition method.

60% Petition Method

This is the most common method of annexation. Property owners initiate this method of annexation by having people who represent 10% of the assessed value of an area sign a petition informing the City that they would like to annex. If the City Council accepts the annexation, then petitioners must gather the signatures of people representing 60% of the assessed value of the entire annexation area. After the 60% petition is submitted, the Council holds a public hearing in the matter of the potential annexation. There are currently five annexations being processed by the City of Renton using this method.

Election Method

The election method is typically initiated by a group of registered voters.  This method of annexation places the question of annexation on a ballot and voters within the proposed annexation area will vote to annex or to remain unincorporated.  There is one annexation currently being processed by the City of Renton that was initiated by a group of registered voters.  This process begins when voters representing 10% of the voters who voted in the last election sign a petition informing the City that they would like to begin the annexation process.  

 

For additional information about annexations, please call 425.430.6575.