Annexation is a legal process involving the transfer of land from one municipality to another. The annexation process is detailed by the Municipal Government Board (MGB). This is an independent and impartial board established under the Municipal Government Act.
Frequently asked questions
Annexation is a legal process involving the transfer of land from one municipality to another.
There is no set timeline for annexation; however, it has been estimated the annexation process takes, on average, between two and five years.
Following the Municipal Government Board hearing, the board prepares a report and recommendation on the proposed annexation to be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs. The Government of Alberta will make the final decision.