What are the benefits of being annexed into the City of Cocoa?

All residents and business owners within Cocoa city limits receive a 10% reduction on the water utility bill as well as a 25% reduction on sewer and reclaimed water. Additional intangible benefits of annexing into Cocoa include responsive police and fire services, proactive business environment and code enforcement, streamlined and competitive permit fees, additional representation from local district council member, and available local economic development and community redevelopment grant and incentive programs as well as marketing and promotion of available commercial and industrial property located within Cocoa City Limits.

Please call 321-433-8684 for more information about initiating the annexation process, and contact the City's Planning Department at 321-433-8501 for P&Z related inquiries.

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1. What is annexation?
2. Does my property qualify for annexation?
3. Why does the City want to annex our land?
4. How is property annexed?
5. What are the benefits of being annexed into the City of Cocoa?
6. How will annexation impact the zoning on my property?
7. What about City garbage collection services and rates?
8. Will the City require me to connect to the sewer system?
9. Will my water utility costs increase if I’m annexed into Cocoa City Limits?
10. When will I see the change in my taxes reflected?
11. How much is the City of Cocoa’s mileage rate?
12. What are the costs associated with annexing into the City of Cocoa?
13. Will my property taxes change upon annexation?
14. What will my Fire Assessment Fee be?
15. Will annexation affect school district boundaries?
16. How will annexation affect law and fire protection services?
17. How will annexation affect my home-based business?
18. I have livestock. Can I keep them?
19. Will I have to go through the City’s permit process if I’ve already received a permit from the County?