If the orderly growth of Sioux Falls is to continue over the planning period, it is essential that the City continue pursuing an active annexation program. The boundaries for providing municipal services should generally coincide with the corporate limits. Areas designated by the land use plan as future growth areas of the city should be annexed in advance of major development as should existing rural subdivisions which lie adjacent to the city. This policy will assure that sufficient development land to accommodate the future growth of the urban areas is maintained.
There are two methods of annexation allowed under state law.
Annexation Petitions – Landowner Initiated Annexations
Annexation Studies – City Initiated Annexations