Why do I have to sign a Water and/or Sewer Service Agreement?
State law permits municipalities to require property owners of property outside of the City limits to sign annexation agreements in exchange for City services. Many municipalities in South Carolina and around the nation, including Rock Hill, have such policies.
Why do I have to sign a Notice of Future Annexation?
During annexation of Miller Pond, many property owners said they were unaware of a Water and/or Sewer Agreement on the property or that they did not understand it when they signed it.
City Council created this form to explain the Water and/or Sewer Agreement in more understandable terms and to ensure awareness of the existence of the Agreement.
I already signed a Water and/or Sewer Service Agreement, why do I have to sign it again?
When an owner signs a Water and/or Sewer Agreement, he/she agrees to sign any and every successive Water and/or Sewer Service Agreement and Annexation Petition. The City Attorney requires the City to obtain new agreements when substantial changes are made to the agreement. The City may require any property owner with an agreement dated before 7/17/09 to sign a new Water and/or Sewer Service Agreement.
How soon will the City annex me after I sign the Water and/or Sewer Service Agreement?
It depends. If your property is contiguous to the City, it could be annexed immediately or relatively quickly.
If your property is non-contiguous, it depends on how close the property is to the City limits and the growth pressures in that area.
If you are interested in being annexed, please call us to discuss timing. The City will contact you when it is interested in pursuing annexation.
How much will annexation cost me?
The City can estimate the cost/cost savings of annexation for your property. Please contact Alex Boyce to request an annexation analysis.
What is an Annexation Petition?
An Annexation Petition is the official annexation document. Once the signed Annexation Petition is received, the City will begin the annexation process. It takes about 60 days from when the signed Annexation Petition is received for the property to be annexed. The property is annexed when City Council approves the second reading.