Avoiding the threat of annexation and preventing the construction of county roads within The Woodlands have been promoted as reasons to incorporate. The truth is incorporation would not resolve either of these issues.

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Forced annexation by Houston or Conroe is NOT a threat

Legislation passed in 2017 prohibits annexation without voter consent, and our Regional Participation Agreements with Houston and Conroe do NOT commit The Woodlands to annexation, even when they expire in 2057.


Incorporation WILL NOT prevent county road construction in The Woodlands

State law grants Harris County and Montgomery County with condemnation authority inside incorporated municipalities. An incorporated Woodlands would have no greater power to affect county thoroughfare plans than it does as a township.