2010 Illinois Code
CHAPTER 65 MUNICIPALITIES
65 ILCS 5/ Illinois Municipal Code.
Division 15.1 - Annexation Agreements


      (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.1 heading)
DIVISION 15.1. ANNEXATION AGREEMENTS

    (65 ILCS 5/11‑15.1‑1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11‑15.1‑1)
    Sec. 11‑15.1‑1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may enter into an annexation agreement with one or more of the owners of record of land in unincorporated territory. That land may be annexed to the municipality in the manner provided in Article 7 at the time the land is or becomes contiguous to the municipality. The agreement shall be valid and binding for a period of not to exceed 20 years from the date of its execution.
    Lack of contiguity to the municipality of property that is the subject of an annexation agreement does not affect the validity of the agreement whether approved by the corporate authorities before or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990.
    This amendatory Act of 1990 is declarative of existing law and does not change the substantive operation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1169; 87‑1137.)

    (65 ILCS 5/11‑15.1‑2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11‑15.1‑2)
    Sec. 11‑15.1‑2. Any such agreement may provide for the following as it relates to the land which is the subject of the agreement:
    (a) The annexation of such territory to the municipality, subject to the provisions of Article 7.
    (b) The continuation in effect, or amendment, or continuation in effect as amended, of any ordinance relating to subdivision controls, zoning, official plan, and building, housing and related restrictions; provided, however, that any public hearing required by law to be held before the adoption of any ordinance amendment provided in such agreement shall be held prior to the execution of the agreement, and all ordinance amendments provided in such agreement shall be enacted according to law.
    (c) A limitation upon increases in permit fees required by the municipality.
    (d) Contributions of either land or monies, or both, to any municipality and to other units of local government having jurisdiction over all or part of land that is the subject matter of any annexation agreement entered into under the provisions of this Section shall be deemed valid when made and shall survive the expiration date of any such annexation agreement with respect to all or any part of the land that was the subject matter of the annexation agreement.
    (e) The granting of utility franchises for such land.
    (e‑5) The abatement of property taxes.
    (f) Any other matter not inconsistent with the provisions of this Code, nor forbidden by law.
    Any action taken by the corporate authorities during the period such agreement is in effect, which, if it applied to the land which is the subject of the agreement, would be a breach of such agreement, shall not apply to such land without an amendment of such agreement.
    After the effective term of any annexation agreement and unless otherwise provided for within the annexation agreement or an amendment to the annexation agreement, the provisions of any ordinance relating to the zoning of the land that is provided for within the agreement or an amendment to the agreement, shall remain in effect unless modified in accordance with law. This amendatory Act of 1995 is declarative of existing law and shall apply to all annexation agreements.
(Source: P.A. 89‑432, eff. 6‑1‑96; 89‑537, eff. 1‑1‑97; 90‑14, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (65 ILCS 5/11‑15.1‑2.1)(from Ch. 24, par. 11‑15.1‑2.1)
    Sec. 11‑15.1‑2.1. Annexation agreement; municipal jurisdiction.
    (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), property that is the subject of an annexation agreement adopted under this Division is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the annexing municipality in all respects the same as property that lies within the annexing municipality's corporate limits.
    (b) This Section shall not apply in (i) a county with a population of more than 3,000,000, (ii) a county that borders a county with a population of more than 3,000,000 or (iii) a county with a population of more than 246,000 according to the 1990 federal census and bordered by the Mississippi River, unless the parties to the annexation agreement have, at the time the agreement is signed, ownership or control of all property that would make the property that is the subject of the agreement contiguous to the annexing municipality, in which case the property that is the subject of the annexation agreement is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the municipality in all respects the same as property owned by the municipality that lies within its corporate limits.
    (b‑5) The limitations of item (iii) of subsection (b) do not apply to property that is the subject of an annexation agreement adopted under this Division within one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly with a coterminous home rule municipality, as of June 1, 2009, that borders the Mississippi River, in a county with a population in excess of 258,000, according to the 2000 federal census, if all such agreements entered into by the municipality pertain to parcels that comprise a contiguous area of not more than 120 acres in the aggregate.
    (c) Except for property located in a county referenced in subsection (b) of this Section, if property that is the subject of an annexation agreement is located more than 1.5 miles from the corporate boundaries of the annexing municipality, that property is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the annexing municipality unless the county board retains jurisdiction by the affirmative vote of two‑thirds of its members.
    (d) If the county board retains jurisdiction under subsection (c) of this Section, the annexing municipality may file a request for jurisdiction with the county board on a case by case basis. If the county board agrees by the affirmative vote of a majority of its members, then the property covered by the annexation agreement shall be subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the annexing municipality.
(Source: P.A. 95‑175, eff. 1‑1‑08; 95‑922, eff. 8‑26‑08; 96‑163, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑188, eff. 8‑10‑09; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

    (65 ILCS 5/11‑15.1‑3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11‑15.1‑3)
    Sec. 11‑15.1‑3. Any such agreement executed after July 31, 1963 and all amendments of annexation agreements, shall be entered into in the following manner. The corporate authorities shall fix a time for and hold a public hearing upon the proposed annexation agreement or amendment, and shall give notice of the proposed agreement or amendment not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the date fixed for the hearing. This notice shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the annexing municipality. After such hearing the agreement or amendment may be modified before execution thereof. The annexation agreement or amendment shall be executed by the mayor or president and attested by the clerk of the municipality only after such hearing and upon the adoption of a resolution or ordinance directing such execution, which resolution or ordinance must be passed by a vote of two‑thirds of the corporate authorities then holding office.
(Source: P. A. 76‑912.)

    (65 ILCS 5/11‑15.1‑4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11‑15.1‑4)
    Sec. 11‑15.1‑4. Any annexation agreement executed pursuant to this Division 15.1, or in conformity with Section 11‑15.1‑5 hereof, shall be binding upon the successor owners of record of the land which is the subject of the agreement and upon successor municipal authorities of the municipality and successor municipalities. Any party to such agreement may by civil action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, enforce and compel performance of the agreement.
    A lawsuit to enforce and compel performance of the agreement must be filed within the effective term of the agreement or within 5 years from the date the cause of action accrued, whichever time is later.
(Source: P.A. 89‑432, eff. 6‑1‑96.)

    (65 ILCS 5/11‑15.1‑5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11‑15.1‑5)
    Sec. 11‑15.1‑5. Any annexation agreement executed prior to October 1, 1973 which was executed pursuant to a two‑thirds vote of the corporate authorities and which contains provisions not inconsistent with Section 11‑15.1‑2 hereof is hereby declared valid and enforceable as to such provisions for the effective period of such agreement, or for 20 years from the date of execution thereof, whichever is shorter.
    The effective term of any Annexation Agreement executed prior to the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1985 may be extended to a date which is not later than 20 years from the date of execution of the original Annexation Agreement.
(Source: P.A. 84‑835.)

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