Other pages about the topic: Annexations
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Per RCW 35.13.260 and RCW 35A.14.700, jurisdictions must send annexation paperwork to the Office of Financial Management within 30 days of the annexation effective date. OFM approval is necessary for a city to qualify for revenues related to population.
The purpose of this site is to provide a convenient location where federal and state agencies, local governments, organizations, and members of the public can obtain information about annexations. State agencies that use this site include WSDOT Geographic Services, DOR Tax Payer Account Administration, and DOR Property Tax Division.
Posting on this website does not replace reporting to DOR by counties and cities. RCW requirements are still in effect.
Why does my city need Office of Financial Management (OFM) approval for an annexation?
State law, RCW 35.13.260 and RCW 35A.14.700, requires that annexation certificates be approved by OFM before the population and housing in an annexed area can be used for population purposes. All annexations and boundary line adjustments must have a certificate sent to OFM even if there is no population in the area.
Which documents do I need to send to OFM?