Annexation is the most common and frequent type of local boundary adjustment. It is a complex process with significant implications for communities. This article summarizes past and recent scholarly research relating to the state requirements guiding annexation, and the fiscal impacts, local motivations, and social and political implications of the process. Its purpose is to integrate literature from across disciplines to better understand the many dimensions of annexation and the challenges that confront planners in planning for or reacting to boundary change. It concludes with suggestions for future research.
- Fiscal impacts
- Land use
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development