STEP ONE: SUBMIT
Property owner submits Annexation Agreement (AA) to City team members, who then will verify the AA and that the petition for annexation has been properly filled out and notarized correctly.
STEP TWO: ROUTING
City Team will route the AA through the following internal team members for approval:
- Assistant Community Development Director
- Community Development Director
- City Attorney
- City Manager
- City Clerk
STEP THREE: RECORDING
Once all the appropriate signatures are included, the AA is recorded by the City Clerk's Office, and a copy is mailed to the property owner. Although you have received the executed AA and are receiving certain municipal services, your property is still in unincorporated Pinellas County.
STEP FOUR: NOTIFICATION
When the property is eligible for annexation, the property owner will receive a letter in the mail notifying that an official annexation process is underway. To be eligible, the property must be adjacent to a property that's in City limits and does not create a new enclave.
STEP FIVE: INTERNAL REVIEW
All City departments review the annexations to determine if it will create any impacts. Outreach to Pinellas County is also done, to obtain information, including any active code enforcement cases. Notice is sent to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners and Planning Department.
STEP SIX: PUBLIC HEARING
The annexation is presented to City Commission for approval in the form of an ordinance for two separate readings, a first reading and a public hearing. The property owner is not required to attend, but is welcome.
STEP SEVEN: APPROVAL
If the annexation is approved on the second hearing (public hearing), the property will officially be a part of the City of Largo the next day.
STEP EIGHT: WELCOME
The property owner will receive a welcome packet in the mail, including a welcome letter from the Mayor, a copy of the annexation ordinance, and information on City service that are available to Largo residents.