Annexation Into Titusville
Annexation is a process outlined in the Florida Statutes whereby property owners located outside the corporate city limits of Titusville (unincorporated Brevard County) decide to locate within the incorporated municipal boundaries of Titusville. While there is no cost to the property owner for processing an annexation request, tax rates and certain fees and charges do differ between Brevard County and the City of Titusville. There are many tangible and intangible benefits of annexing property into the City of Titusville.
- What is annexation?
Annexation is the act of adding real property to the boundaries of an incorporated municipality, i.e. City of Titusville. See Florida Statute 171.011 thru 171.094. Please call 321-567-3774 for more information.
- Does my property qualify for annexation?
Per Florida Statute, a governmental entity can only annex properties that abut property located within that city’s boundaries. The statute also strictly prohibits enclaves or pockets of unincorporated areas. Please call 321-567-3782 for more information.
- Why does the City want to annex our land?
A municipality may wish to annex land to ensure sound urban development and accommodation to growth as well as ensure that municipal services can be provided to those areas. A municipality can only annex land that is contiguous with a part of the boundary of the municipality. A city might wish to annex land to clean up irregular boundaries and eliminate enclaves. A city will also annex land at the request of the property owner. Please call 321-567-3782 for more information.
- How is property annexed?
- What are the benefits of being annexed into the City of Titusville?
There are many benefits to annexing into the City of Titusville, such as access to a full range of City utilities and services (i.e. water, sewer, solid waste, police, fire and EMS). Residents are also eligible to run for a City Council seat or serve on one of the City's several boards or commissions. The City is also host to many cultural events, recreational programs, and parks and library facilities.
- How will annexation impact the zoning on my property?
Zoning will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please call 321-567-3782 for more information.
- What about City garbage collection services?
The City of Titusville provides regular curbside service for household garbage, recycling and yard debris. Additionally, the City provides pickup for household debris (furniture, and appliances) on an on-call basis.
- When will I see the change in my taxes reflected?
Properties must be assessed by the Brevard County Property Appraiser by January 1. All properties annexed prior to June 1 will reflect the new millage rate on the final property tax bill mailed on November 1. Please call 321-567-3775 for more information.
- How much is the City of Titusville's millage rate?
The City of Titusville's FY2023 operating millage rate is set at $6.9812 mils. Please call 321-567-3702 for more information.
- Will annexation affect school district boundaries?
School boundaries are established by the Brevard County Public School Board. Please call 321-633-1000 for more information.
- How will annexation affect my home-based business?
Home-based businesses are permitted in the City of Titusville. Please call 321-567-3758 for more information.
- I have livestock. Can I keep them?
The City permits certain animals, such as backyard chickens and horses in certain zoning districts. Livestock is permitted in the General Use (GU) zoning designation only. Please call the Planning Department at 321-567-3782 for more information.
- Will I have to go through the City's permit process if I've already received a permit from the County?
No; if you are currently in the Brevard County permitting process, you are not required to enter into the City of Titusville's permitting process. Please call 321-567-3775 for more information.