Citations Affected: IC 36-4.
Synopsis: Annexation by town outside city boundaries. Removes a
requirement that a town obtain the consent of a second or third class
city before annexing within three miles of the city. Prohibits a town
from annexing within one mile of the corporate boundaries of a second
or third class city unless: (1) the town is located in a different county
than the city; or (2) the annexation is obtained by consent of the
landowners. Allows a town to annex within an area that extends: (1)
more than one mile outside the boundaries of a second or third class
city; and (2) less than three miles; if any annexation by the town does
not extend more than one mile outside the corporate boundaries of the
Effective: July 1, 2013.
January 8, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.
February 7, 2013, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
annexing territory within three (3) miles of the corporate boundaries of
the city unless:
the a town that proposes to annex the territory is located in a
different county than the city; or
the an annexation by the a town that is:
(A) an annexation under section 5 or 5.1 of this chapter; or
(B) consented to by at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the owners of land in the territory the town proposes to annex.
(c) (d) In determining the total number of landowners of the
annexed territory and whether signers of a consent under subsection
(b)(2)(B) (c)(2)(B) are landowners, the names appearing on the tax
duplicate for that territory constitute prima facie evidence of
ownership. Only one (1) person having an interest in each single
property, as evidenced by the tax duplicate, is considered a landowner
for purposes of this section.
(d) (e) Each municipality that is known as an included town under
IC 36-3-1-7 is also considered a town for purposes of this section.