Parcels must be within District boundaries to be eligible for service. Any parcel that is currently outside District boundaries may apply for annexation, provided that the parcel is contiguous with current District boundaries.
To initiate the annexation process you must first submit a Facility Improvement Letter Request for Annexation (FILA) [PDF]
Upon receipt of your completed Facility Improvement Letter, an application for annexation is made to both EID and Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). EID’s application deposit varies. Please see our Fee Schedule for the applicable fee. Please see LAFCO’s website or call (530) 295-2707 for their application and fee information. They have very strict deadlines for information submission.
Prior to presenting the annexation request to the District Board of Directors, the parcel inclusion fees must be paid to EID. The inclusion fees are based on the assessed land value of the parcel and the impact fee rate adjusts annually (currently .01 per dollar of assessed land value effective 10/1/15). If the annexation request is approved by our Board, we then notify LAFCO of this approval and their process continues. EID’s action is basically completed at this point, and we wait for LAFCO’s approval. Upon LAFCO approval, the State Bureau of Equalization then records the inclusion and the parcel(s) are subject to tax class 10207 and included in the El Dorado Irrigation District boundaries.
Once annexed, the parcel is eligible to receive service. Line extensions for water/sewer service may still be required if the parcel does not currently front a main. Please contact Development Services at (530) 642-4028 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.