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Commissioners Annexation Manual

The 124th Ohio General Assembly's enactment of Amended Substitute Senate Bill 5, which changed Ohio's annexation laws, was the result of much debate and compromise over the last decade. In 2001, CCAO published the "Commissioners Annexation Manual" attempting to summarize SB 5 in a clear and concise manner. For your convenience, the manual has been placed on this website two ways:

1) Click on the first link below to view the entire 200+ page manual. The sample forms and resolutions are not included in this document. Do not attempt to print the entire document unless your printer can accommodate a large document.
2) Click on the individual links for each chapter, appendices, sample annexation resolutions, and forms. 

Commissioners Annexation Manual 

Commissioners Annexation Manual (2001)
Commissioners Annexation Manual - Executive Summary
Chapter 1 - General Provisions of the Act
Chapter 2 - Regular Annexations: Petitions by at Least 51% of Property Owners
Chapter 3 - Regular Annexations: Conditions for Annexation
Chapter 4 - Expedited Type 1 Annexations
Chapter 5 - Expedited Type 2 Annexations
Chapter 6 - Expedited Type 3 Annexations
Chapter 7 - Annexations by Petition of Municipality for Municipal, County or State Owned Land
Chapter 8 - Annexation Hearing Guidelines
Chapter 9 - Appeals of County Commissioners' Decision
Chapter 10 - Annexation Agreements and Cooperative Economic Development Agreements
Chapter 11 - Property Tax Payments to Townships by Municipality Following Annexation & Removal of Territory
Chapter 12 - Agricultural Districts: How They Are Affected by Annexations
Chapter 13 - Other Property Tax Related Provisions

Appendix 

Appendix A - Resolution of the Board of Commissioners Establishing Deposit & Fees Regulations
Appendix B - Annexation Accounting Ledger to Be Maintained by Commissioners' Clerk
Appendix C - Resolution Appointing Clerk or County Administrator to Set Annexation Hearings
Appendix D - BCC Resolution Establishing General Orders for the Hearing of Annexation Petitions
Appendix E - Table of Annexation Statutes
Appendix F - Procedural Flow Chart for Regular Annexations
Appendix G - Procedural Checklist for Regulations
Appendix H - Technical Checklist for Regular Annexations
Appendix I - Procedural Flow Chart for Expedited Type 1 Annexations
Appendix J - Procedural Checklist for Expedited Type 1 Annexations
Appendix K - Technical Checklist for Expedited Type 1 Annexations
Appendix L - Procedural Flow Chart for Expedited Type 2 Annexations
Appendix M - Procedural Checklist for Expedited Type 2 Annexations
Appendix N - Technical Checklist for Expedited Type 2 Annexations
Appendix O - Procedural Flow Chart for Expedited Type 3 Annexations
Appendix P - Procedural Checklist for Expedited Type 3 Annexations
Appendix Q - Technical Checklist for Expedited Type 3 Annexations
Appendix R - Procedural Flow Chart for Annexations of Government Owned Land
Appendix S - Procedural Checklist for Annexation of Government Owned Land
Appendix T - Technical Checklist for Annexations of Government Owned Land
Appendix U - Annexation-Related Statutes 

Annexation Resolutions & Forms Summary 

Annexation Resolutions & Forms Summary
Establishing General Orders for Hearing Resolutions of Annexation Petitions
Comments to Assist Counties in Developing General Orders for Hearing Resolutions
Forms to Assist the Clerk
Deposit & Fees Resolution
Deposit & Fees Resolution Comments
Sample Letter to County Engineer
Procedural Flow Chart for Annexation of Government Owned Land
Notice to Agent of the Petitioners
Resolution Referring the Legal Description to the County Engineer
Procedural Flow Chart for Regular Annexations
Resolution of the Board of Commissioners Establishing Deposit & Fees Regulations
Procedural Flow Chart for Expedited Type 1 Annexations
Procedural Flow Chart for Expedited Type 2 Annexations
Procedural Flow Chart for Expedited Type 3 Annexations