The city has standard templates for annexation petitions and annexation agreements. If you are interested in annexing to the Town of Woodstock, please contact the Department of Construction at (815) 338-4305. The city may also enter into an annexation agreement with the petitioner(s) through powers conferred on the municipalities by the State of Illinois. Annexation agreements allow the city and the owners of the land that wishes to be annexed to determine the relationship between them and allow the future development of the country before annexation. Annexation agreements offer a means of advanced planning and negotiation, which must lead to a more logical development of the property, without imposing unreasonable costs on existing citizens. Unless, at the time of annexation, a zoning map change requires something else, all land attached to the city is called R, Residential District. Annexation is the integration of contiguous land into an existing municipality, with a change in the business boundaries of that municipality. Annexations can be carried out in different ways, but voluntary annexation is the preferred method. Through this method, a landowner or group of property owners asks the city to recover property in accordance with Illinois state law. Annexations are most frequently requested because a landowner wants to obtain municipal services such as drinking water and the sanitary canal. . .