Annexation

Pending Annexations



Colony at Cole Springs Annexation


On March 24, 2020 the City of Buda initiated annexation proceedings on a 168.9+/- acre property out of the Phillip J. Allen Survey, Abstract No. 1, the Steven V. R. Eggleston Survey, Abstract No. 5, and the Hiram Cummings Survey, Abstract No. 108, Hays County, Texas; being all of Lot 1, Block 2 of Scales Subdivision, Hays County, Texas located south of Old Black Colony Road and north and west of Cole Springs Road. This annexation was initiated on the petition of the landowner and is a voluntary annexation.


Additional Documents & Information


The next steps in the process are as follows:
  • April 21, 2020 - 1st Public Hearing before City Council
  • April 21, 2020 or  May 5, 2020 - City Council Considers Ordinance to Complete Annexation
A parallel zoning process is also taking place.  The following scheduled is for consideration.   

The next steps in the Zoning  process are as follows:
  • April 14, 2020- Public Hearing and before the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • April 21, 2020 - 1st Public Hearing before City Council
  • April 21, 2020 or  May 5, 2020 - City Council Considers Ordinance to Complete Annexation


About Annexation


Annexation is the process of bringing property into the City limits. An ordinance, which must be approved by the City Council, is required to make an annexation effective. The State of Texas grants authority to cities to annex territory in two different manners:

  • Annexation can be requested by a property owner (voluntary exempted process).
All annexations must be carried out according to State law and the City Charter. As a home rule City of more than 5,000 people, Buda has the authority to annex property contiguous with, and within one mile of its current city limits following procedures consistent with Chapter 43 of the Texas Local Government Code. 
Exempted Annexations will be initiated when the City receives a petition for voluntary annexation from property owners. The City will then adopt a resolution initiating the annexation exempted annexation area process. The City will hold two public hearings and two ordinance readings to approve a voluntary annexation. The annexation is completed upon second reading of the ordinance, which includes adoption of a municipal service plan for the newly annexed area.