Annexation and Detachment

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The property is requesting water and/or sewer services and is not within the District boundary. Annexation into the District would then be required. There are various types of annexations within the Vallecitos Water District. Some are handled in house and do not require approval by any other agency. Others require annexation and/or detachment* from another agency and would require the Local Agency Formation Commission approval (LAFCO). *Detachment is the action of removing land from a city, county, agency or special district. Listed below are the different types of annexations.

ANNEXATION

Water & Sewer:
Property Owner/Agent is requesting annexation into the Vallecitos Water District for both water and sewer service. This will require detachment from current agency and potentially a Sphere of Influence Amendment and approval by LAFCO.

Sewer:
Property Owner/Agent is requesting sewer annexation. The property is currently within the boundaries of the Vallecitos Water District but not within the sewer service boundary. This is an inter-District annexation (in-house) and does not require detachment from any other agency or approval by LAFCO.

Sewer Only:
Property Owner/Agent is receiving water service from another agency and is requesting sewer service only from the District. Although this does not require detachment from another agency, it does require approval by LAFCO and could potentially be a Sphere of Influence Amendment.

Sphere of Influence:
A sphere of influence is defined as a "plan for the probable physical boundaries and service area of a local government agency as determined by the Commission" (Government Code Section 56076). Spheres are characterized as planning tools used to provide guidance for individual proposals involving jurisdictional changes, and are intended to encourage efficient provision of organized community services and prevent duplication of service delivery. Territory must be within a city or District's sphere in order to be annexed.

LAFCO: Local Agency Formation Commission – sdlafco.org
LAFCO is responsible for coordinating, directing, and overseeing logical and timely changes to local governmental boundaries, including annexation and detachment of territory, incorporation of cities, formation of special districts, and consolidation, merger, and dissolution of districts.

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