The most common concerns expressed about annexation relate to costs and service changes.
Costs and services after annexation
In most cases, utility providers will remain the same after annexation. However there are some differences between the City and the County in taxes and fees that apply to utilities. Your overall property tax may be lower because you will no longer pay the County Road Tax after annexation. Utilities may be slightly higher because the City assesses a 6% utility tax on private utilities to help pay for park acquisition and maintenance, capital facilities, and general City services.