Learn about this process on the Annexation Process page.
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Annexation is the process of bringing parcels of land from unincorporated areas of the county into the service area and jurisdiction of a town. It does not affect ownership of your property, but often provides additional public services.
Find information about this on the Benefits to Annexation page.
While residing or doing business in the Town of Summerville may have some costs, these costs may be offset, in part, by the elimination of county and/or special purpose or private service fees, as well as lower in-town rates. Our Planning and Economic Development Department can provide you a cost comparison at your request.
Yes. If multiple property owners are interested in incorporating into the Town of Summerville, SC State Law Title 5, “Municipal Corporations,” offers three different methods for requesting annexation:
Annexation eligibility is determined by the location of property in connection with the existing Town of Summerville limits. Eligibility requirements are governed by SC State Law Title 5, “Municipal Corporations.”
To annex into the Town of Summerville, property must be:
Contact our Planning Department for to check your eligibility or for more information.