Can nonconforming uses continue upon annexation?
Yes. Nonconforming uses, which are uses that are not consistent with the zoning district for the property, but were legally established in the County, may continue upon annexation to the City.

Nonconforming uses can be changed to another non-conforming use of similar or more restricted classification or nature, as long as the new use would not increase the degree or intensity of the nonconformity. Nonconforming uses can also be enlarged in size or capacity through the approval of a Minor Conditional Use Permit. A nonconforming use that is discontinued for a continuous period of six months or more will lose its nonconforming rights.

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1. Will my property be reassessed?
2. Will the cost of my home insurance change?
3. How will annexation affect my property value?
4. Will my address or zip code change?
5. Can I repair my car at my home?
6. Is there a difference in the parking restrictions for recreational vehicles (RVs), or storage of other vehicles, in the City versus in the County?
7. Are there restrictions to parking business vehicles on private property (example: a homeowner parking his/her work truck in the driveway of their home)?
8. Can I keep farm animals?
9. Will there be City inspections of existing buildings upon annexation?
10. Where are second dwelling units allowed and what are the permit requirements? Are there limits on who can occupy second units?
11. What is the cost of permits for new construction in the City versus in the County (example: 400-square-foot addition to an existing single-family residence)?
12. Can nonconforming uses continue upon annexation?
13. Will areas that do not currently have sidewalks be required to put them in upon annexation? Who pays for new sidewalks?
14. Are there permits or oversight required to maintain trees on private property?