Annexation

Annexation Committee
The Owasso Annexation Committee reviews annexation requests and recommends action to the Planning Committee and City Council based upon the city’s annexation criteria. Members are appointed for one year terms, with City Council confirmation.

Meetings
  • Last Wednesday of each month
  • 5 p.m.
  • Main Conference room
    Owasso City Hall
    111 N. Main St.
    Owasso, OK 74055

The Owasso Annexation Committee meets, as needed, unless otherwise posted.

Annexation Committee Members
  •  - City Council
  • Chris Kelley - City Council
  • David Vines - Planning Commission
  • Kevin Lane - Citizen
  • Warren Lehr - City Manager
  • Chelsea Levo - Economic Development
  • Roger Stevens - Public Works Department
  • Bronce Stephenson - Community Development
  • Chris Garrett - Owasso Fire Chief
  • Scott Chambless - Owasso Police Chief
  • Julie Lombardi - City Attorney 
Terms expire on June 30 of each year; with some members serving by virtue of another office or authority.

Receiving Annexation
Individuals wishing to annex into the City of Owasso should contact the City Planner, who can assist with the process and answer questions.

Reasons Behind Annexation
Property is typically annexed for the following reasons:
  • To receive municipal water and sewer services
  • To obtain enhanced police, ambulance, and fire protection
  • To receive more comprehensive land use and zoning controls
An annex application is submittable online, or you may print it and send it in.

Defining Annexation
Annexation is the legal process of changing the status of a piece of property from belonging to an unincorporated area, typically a county, to belonging to the area of an incorporated municipality and within the City Limits of the municipality. This means that property owners would have all of the rights to municipal services. Municipalities have their own local governments and elected officials, as does the county.

Once a tract of land is made part of the municipality, the individual may vote in all local elections held by the municipality. In order for a property to be annexed, it must be contiguous to the annexing municipality. Property annexed into the City of Owasso will typically be assigned a zoning of agriculture (AG), unless there circumstance involved where another zoning is warranted.