Q. How do I annex my property into the City?
Listed below are the required documents and the procedure for requesting annexation into the City of Foley.
A completed Annexation Petition Form. [download
A copy of the recorded deed showing ownership.
A legal description of the property.
A land map indicating the property location and the tax map parcel number.
A letter from the landowner requesting annexation and indicating the type of zoning desired for the property. (In the letter, be sure to include your mailing address and phone number)
If a corporation or LLC is requesting annexation, a copy of the Articles of Incorporation or LLC documents must be included.
A check payable to the City of Foley for $250.00 for initial zoning fees.
Mail the completed forms to:
City Clerk's Office
City of Foley
P.O. Box 1750
Foley, Alabama 36536
Upon receipt of the above, the legal descriptions will be forwarded for review by the City Planner, City Engineer, Environmental Manager and GIS Specialist. They will verify the legal description and make a recommendation to Council based on their findings. Then an annexation ordinance will be prepared and presented to the Council for first reading. At the first reading, the Council refers the zoning request to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission sets a public hearing, which is advertised for three consecutive weeks, at their next meeting.
After the public hearing the Planning Commission then forwards a zoning letter back to Council recommending action (approval or denial) of the zoning request. The City Council will then set a Public Hearing for initial zoning of the property.
The Notice of Public Hearing is published in the local newspaper for two (2) consecutive weeks fifteen days prior to the Public Hearing, which takes place immediately preceding the City Council meeting. If no objections are heard at the Public Hearing, the second reading of the ordinance will be considered at that night's City Council meeting and adopted.
The Ordinance will then be published again in the local newspaper and recorded at the County Probate Office, which completes the annexation procedure.
The process usually takes approximately two (2) months to finalize, depending on when the petition is received, and how the Planning Commission's monthly meeting falls in line with City Council meetings. The City Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month and the Planning Commission meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
It is important to note that petitioners have no right to vote in any elections that petitioners would be entitled to vote in as a result of the proposed annexation until the City has completed the redistricting process prior to the following election year.
For further information, call Vickey Southern or Katy Taylor in the Foley City Clerk's Office at (251) 943-1545.
City Council Meetings and Work Sessions
The City Council meets every first and third Monday of the month, unless the meeting falls on a holiday and then the meeting is usually rescheduled for that Tuesday. The Work Session Meetings are held in the Conference Room at 4:00 p.m. on the same day as the Council meeting unless otherwise stated on the Council Agendas. These can be found under the “Your Government” tab and “Council Agenda and Minutes” tab. The Council meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
Deadlines for Work Session and Council Meeting Agenda Items
The deadlines for the meetings are no later than 5:00 p.m. the Monday prior to the Council meeting, regardless of holidays that fall on a Monday.
If a business, civic organization or individual want to request to be placed on the agenda a City Council Agenda Request form must be filled out in its entirety and returned as soon as possible. The form is sent to the Council President and Mayor for their review prior to being placed on a Work Session Agenda. If they determine that a meeting is necessary to gain more knowledge about the subject then a staff member from the Clerk’s Office will get in touch with the person to confirm an appointment time.
Council Agenda Request Form
Q. What do I do when I get to the meeting?
A. Before the meeting starts, write (print) your name and address on the sign-up sheet located on the table in front of the Council Chamber doors. When you are recognized by the Council President, walk to the podium and state your name and address clearly for the record. Please address your remarks to the Council as a group, rather than to an individual member of the Council, City staff or audience.
Q. How can I speak to the Council at a City Council meeting?
A. If you would like to address the Council on any subject, you may do so during the regular City Council meeting or during the Work Session meeting at the time of "Visitors Comments". Comments may be made at this time. If comments are related to a public hearing, public comments are encouraged during the Public Hearings, which are separate agenda items regarding a specific issue, and are listed prior to the Council meeting being called to order.