Annexation is a provincially legislated process of transferring land from one municipality to another. Annexation can be used to expand boundaries (accommodating future growth), relocate fragmented land parcels (resulting from natural/highway boundaries), solve a development problem or provide services that are mutually agreed upon.
Annexation is legislated by the Province through the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and can take, on average, 2-5 years to complete.
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Last edited: November 12, 2019