The process in Washoe County, Nevada, by which a parcel of land in
an unincorporated (i.e., not yet contained within city boundaries) area is annexed to
a city requires several steps. First, for the cities of Reno and Sparks, the parcel must be loacted within the Sphere of Influence
for the city. The Sphere of Influence is an area adjacent to the existing city boundary which
the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Commission has designated as permissible to be annexed into
the city. If a parcel is not currently with the Sphere, it will be necessary to prepare and process
Sphere Amendment. Once the parcel is within the Sphere, it must be adjacent to the current city boundary.
The final step is to prepare an Annexation Application, which requires an Annexation Map. The Annexation Map must be prepared by a Professional Land Surveyor
who is licensed in Nevada. The Map shows the current City Boundary and the boundaries of the parcel to be annexed.
After the annexation of the parcel is approved by the city council, which requires a new Ordinance, the
Annexation Map is filed with the Washoe County Recorder and becomes part of the Official Public Records.
an Annexation Map in DWF format (Requires WHIP! plug-in for Netscape
3.0+ or Active-X Control for Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0+)
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Last revised by Art O'Connor on
25 August 2008