Annexation Process

If the property is contiguous to the City of Chelsea, it is eligible for annexation.  The annexation process is as follows:
  • Property owner completes the Petition for Annexation
  • Petition for Annexation has to be signed by each property owner (EXAMPLE:  If the parcel is owned by a  married couple, both must sign)
  • A legal description of the property (recorded deed) showing the instrument #, map book #, and Parcel ID #
  • City Clerk will prepare the annexation ordinance and associated documents needed to present the petition to the City Council
  • Once City Council approves the annexation, the ordinance shall be posted for 5 business days at the regular posting locations
  • City Clerk will record the annexation with the Judge of Probate