Section 11-42-21

Annexation proceedings.

Whenever all of the owners of property located and contained within an area contiguous to the corporate limits of any incorporated municipality located in the state of Alabama and such property does not lie within the corporate limits or police jurisdiction of any other municipality, shall sign and file a written petition with the city clerk of such municipality requesting that such property or territory be annexed to the said municipality, and the governing body of such municipality adopts an ordinance assenting to the annexation of said property to such municipality, the corporate limits of said municipality shall be extended and rearranged so as to embrace and include such property and such property or territory shall become a part of the corporate area of such municipality upon the date of publication of said ordinance. It is provided further, that in the event any such incorporated municipality's police jurisdiction overlaps with the police jurisdiction of one or more other incorporated municipalities, the governing body of each such incorporated municipality may exercise the authority of this article, in such overlapping portions of their police jurisdiction, to a boundary which is equidistant from the respective corporate limits of each of such incorporated municipalities which have overlapping police jurisdictions, and provided further, all of the owners of property located and contained within such area to be annexed and such property is contiguous to the corporate limits of such an incorporated municipality shall sign and file a written petition with the city clerk of such incorporated municipality requesting that such property be annexed to said incorporated municipality and the governing body of such incorporated municipality adopts an ordinance assenting to the annexation of said property to such municipality, the corporate limits of said municipality shall be extended and rearranged so as to embrace and include such property and such property or territory shall become part of the corporate area of such municipality upon the date of publication of said ordinance.

The petition required by this section shall contain an accurate description of the property or territory proposed to be annexed together with a map of the said territory showing its relationship to the corporate limits of the municipality to which said property is proposed to be annexed and the signatures of all the owners of the property or territory described. It shall be the duty of the governing body to file a description of the property or territory annexed in the office of the judge of probate of the county in which the municipality is located.

(Acts 1971, No. 2228, p. 3585, §1; Acts 1981, No. 81-352, p. 507; Acts 1982, No. 82-507, p. 838, §1.)