Purpose

The Annexation process provides the procedure by which land shall be brought into the jurisdiction of the Town of Erie.

All Annexation applicants are required to submit an Initial Zoning application with their Annexation application for concurrent processing; see the Initial Zoning User’s Guides for submittal requirements for this procedure.

*Almost always accompanied by a Rezoning Map

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for Annexation is determined by the Town Board of Trustees based on the following statutory requirements:

  1. That at least 1/6 of the perimeter of the area proposed to be annexed is contiguous with the Town.
  2. That a community interest exists between the area proposed to be annexed and the Town.
  3. That the area is urban or will be urbanized in the near future.
  4. That the area can be integrated into the utilities, services, transportation network, and etc. of the Town.
  5. No land will be divided into separate tracts without written consent of the landowner.
  6. Annexation proceedings have not been commenced by another municipality.
  7. The Annexation will not result in detachment from a school district.
  8. The Annexation will not result in an outward extension of the Town’s boundaries by more than three miles in any one year.
  9. If a street or alley is annexed, the entire width of the right-of-way must be annexed.

Annexation Map Requirements - The Town of Erie

Annexation Map prepared by or under the supervision of a registered professional land surveyor licensed in the State of Colorado for recording with the appropriate County Clerk and Recorder.

The map shall accurately display the following information:

  1. Submit one (1) copy. The map shall be prepared on 24” x 36” paper at a scale that best conveys the detailed survey. If the proposal requires multiple sheets, a composite, on 24” x 36” paper, shall be provided that delineates the boundaries and identifies each sheet number. A 1” margin on all sheets shall be left blank on all sides;
  2. A title shall be placed at the top/center of all sheets, along the long dimension of each sheet and shall include the name of the proposed annexation, general aliquot legal description with county, the total acreage, and project file number. The name of the annexation shall not duplicate existing annexations;                                                                                                              EXAMPLE:
    ERIE VALLEY ANNEXATION TO THE TOWN OF ERIE
    A PORTION OF THE N ½ OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 68 WEST OF THE 6TH
    PRINCIPLE MERIDIAN, TOWN OF ERIE, COUNTY OF WELD, COLORADO
    100 ACRES
    AN __-___
  3. A written metes and bounds legal description of the boundary of the area to be annexed;
    d. The following general notes:
    i. A Basis of Bearing Statement; and
    ii. NOTICE: ACCORDING TO COLORADO LAW, YOU MUST COMMENCE ANY LEGAL
    ACTION BASED UPON ANY DEFECT IN THIS SURVEY WITHIN THREE YEARS AFTER
    YOU FIRST DISCOVER SUCH DEFECT. IN NO EVENT MAY ANY ACTION BASED
    UPON ANY DEFECT IN THIS SURVEY BE COMMENCED MORE THAN TEN YEARS
    FROM THE DATE OF THE CERTIFICATION SHOWN HEREON.
  4. A mapped boundary of the total annexation area with bearing, distance and curve data;
  5. The mapped location of each platted and/or un-platted parcel within the boundary. If
    platted, include plat numbers of lots and a blocks;
  6. Indicate the municipality’s contiguous boundary and percent contiguity;

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