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Commission on Local Government Annexation Study

During the 2016 General Assembly session, the existing moratorium for city-initiated annexation and county declarations of immunity from annexation was extended until 2024. The Commission on Local Government (CLG) was directed to study annexations and provide a report to the General Assembly by Dec. 31, 2018 on the following::

  1. Evaluate the structure of cities and counties in the commonwealth;
  2. Evaluate the impact of annexation upon localities;
  3. Consider alternatives to the current moratorium on annexation by cities; and
  4. Consult with and seek input from the Virginia Municipal League, Virginia Association of Counties and localities directly affected by moratorium.

For more detailed information regarding the study directive, please refer to Chapter 158 and Chapter 364 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly.