The ETJ is a designated buffer zone located a little outside the city limits. Each municipality receives an ETJ through the Texas Local Government Code as a method of defining potential growth and future service limits. A limit of the ETJ cannot overlap with the ETJ of another municipality and property owners cannot choose the limit in which they wish to participate, unless agreed between the municipalities. As municipalities allow by Texas Government Local Code legislation, municipalities may enter into a non-annexation agreement with ETJ landowners to continue the current use of agriculture, wildlife management, or timber, with permission for the city to pass bylaws on the land, provided that they do not disturb agricultural uses. The agreement also allows the city to annex the land if the landowner decides to turn the use into something other than agriculture or subdivide the land. As of 2018, the city of Pflugerville will be 24.5 square miles. and has 39.7 sq.mi at the ETJ. The size of an ETJ depends on the size of the population of the municipality. The population of a municipality covers only the inhabitants located within the city limits and does not include the inhabitants of the ETJ. An ETJ can only extend to 1/2 mile (less than 5,000 inhabitants) or up to 5 miles (100,000 inhabitants or more). Until recently, the city of Pflugerville holds an ETJ of 2 miles (25,000 to 49,000 inhabitants). Planning Department firstname.lastname@example.org 512-990-6340. .