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Municipal – Annexation – No Petition – Town’s Deceit – Statute of Limitations – Equitable Estoppel (access required)

Pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 5-3-150(3), an annexation is complete only upon the acceptance of a petition – signed by all persons who own real estate in the annexed area – requesting annexation. Where the defendant-town never received a petition to annex a ten-foot strip of land inside the Francis Marion National Forest, there ...

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