Schedule and Deadlines for Annual Limits of Annexation Map Amendments
The City Annexation Committee is preparing for its annual review of the City’s Annexation Policy and Limits of Annexation Map. This process occurs annually in coordination with the City’s review of its Capital Improvement Program (CIP). More information on the latest CIP schedule will soon be available at https://www.ci.billings.mt.us/2662/Capital-Improvement-Plan-CIP The Annexation Map and Policy review process this year will run from November 2021 through approximately April 2022.
The Annexation Committee includes representation from City Administration, Fire, Police, Parks, Planning, Airport and Transit. The Committee makes recommendations to the City Council on amendments to the City’s Limits of Annexation Map, which may be viewed here and the City’s Annexation Policy, which may be viewed here. The Map was last amended in August 2021 by the City Council.
The Committee reviews requests from property owners to amend the City’s Limits of Annexation Map to include properties in the City Annexation Petition Area (Red Area) so that they are eligible to be considered for annexation by the City. The Committee reviews letters of request to include properties in the Long Range Urban Planning Area (Orange Area) for additional study and potential future inclusion in the Red Area. The Committee also reviews internal requests from City Departments on map amendments and other Map and Policy items and issues as directed by the City Council (August 2021 Amendments were City Council directed).
The deadline for map amendment requests from property owners to be submit to the Annexation Committee is November 19, 2021. It is critical that any property owner planning to submit a map amendment request, thoroughly read and understand the City’s Annexation Policy and Limits of Annexation Map. Map requests for the Red Area must include an Urban Planning Study as outlined in the Annexation Policy and drafting a UPS is a detailed process.
There is a fee of $817.00 associated with Map Amendment Requests for the Red Area (Urban Planning Studies). Requests for Map Amendments may be submitted via the City’s Citizen Access system for applications and permits at https://services.billingsmt.gov/citizenaccess/ or may be delivered/sent to the Planning and Community Services Department, 2825 3rd Avenue North, 4th Floor, Billings, MT 59101. The requested materials and the Urban Planning Study must be delivered in electronic format. The fee must be paid at time of application via Citizen Access, mailed with the application, or over the phone via credit card transaction.
If you have any questions on the process and schedule, please contact Wyeth Friday for more information at 247-8676 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org