Every year, we receive more than 100 applications from property owners in West Ashley requesting to be annexed into the City jurisdiction. All eligible properties (homes, banks, stores, etc) are able to annex and receive all the services, tax credits, and rate reductions that other City properties already receive. The application is free.
To incorporate a home into the City of Charleston, the property must be:
Approved by the City Council
Contiguous or "touching" the city limits
Located on the City side of the Urban Growth Boundary
How to Annex
To annex, owners simply sign an annexation application. Submit the application to the City of Charleston Planning Division. Your application is read by City Council and the Planning Commission for approval. Once approved, we will send you a welcome letter and contact all service providers for you to make the switch as easy as possible. You are not required to attend any meetings or contact service providers.