What is annexation?
Annexation is a legislative act of the City Council, to bring property into the city limits. Properties that are annexed to the city will pay city property taxes, but will also receive city services such as police and fire protection, street maintenance, and electric, water, and sewer service. Properties must be contiguous to the Batavia City limits to annex. Properties outside the city limits may enter into a pre-annexation agreement that requires them to annex when the city limits adjoins their property.

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1. What aspects of the City Code is the Community Development Department responsible for enforcing?
2. What is zoning?
3. What is my property zoned? What regulations must I follow?
4. Is my property conforming or non-conforming? What does this mean?
5. I own a business and would like to display a temporary sign: do I need a permit?
6. What is annexation?
7. Is my property in the City of Batavia?
8. What are TIF Districts?
9. Is my property in a TIF District?