Who do I contact about buildings in disrepair?
Call 630-693-7530 day or night. The Community Development Department will investigate all complaints. The address of the violation and the deficiencies need to be identified. If you desire a call back leave your name and phone number.
Who maintains benchmark and vertical elevation information within the Village?
The Engineering Division in the Department of Community Development at the Village keeps a book of local benchmarks. However, surveys in and adjacent to the regulatory floodway/floodplain must be tied to the NAD88 datum on the Regulatory Flood Maps, maintained by DuPage County and FEMA.
I live within the floodplain and want to construct a building or change the elevation of my property. How do I go about doing this?
Any Improvements in the floodway/floodplain will involve meeting significant special requirements and will result in additional time for reviewing permits. Please contact the Engineering Division at 630-693-7530 before planning any such improvements.
There is road work going on, on my street. Whom should I contact?
Every Spring, the Engineering Division conducts a Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) maintenance project, and lately, during the summer a more extensive road project on a main road through the Village. You should receive notice prior to any work commencing that will indicate whom to contact. The Engineering Division administers all road projects within Village limits that are federally funded. The Village is not responsible for road projects conducted on Township, DuPage County or State roads.
I am having drainage problems in my yard. How can I get some help in solving them?
The Engineering Division is available for technical assistance concerning your drainage problems. We are available to inspect and survey your property to help you determine the best course of action necessary to reduce any adverse impact of your drainage problems. Since drainage projects my affect adjacent neighbors, they require a permit from the Engineering Division.
Who is responsible for maintenance of detention and retention ponds, natural areas and wetlands?
During construction the above facilities are maintained by the developer/builder and can be contacted through the Engineering Division. After acceptance of the facilities, the maintenance will revert to a homeowner's association or the Village's Department of Public Works 630-620-2020.
I live in a subdivision. Is there some way I can find out more about it and my lot?
The Engineering Division maintains records for most all subdivisions in the Village. You are welcome to come to the Department of Community Development to view the drawings or records and ask questions.
What is storm water management?
Storm water management is our community's effort to manage the quantity and quality of runoff from rainstorms and snowmelt. By requiring storm water management, we can provide a higher level of flood protection and runoff water quality to our residents and the community.
What are BMPs?
BMP is an acronym for Best Management Practice. BMPs are policies, practices, procedures, or structures implemented to mitigate the adverse environmental effects of storm water runoff resulting from land development on surface water quality. Such adverse environmental effects involve runoff carrying pollution to surface waters that impact the aquatic life there.
I'm getting caught up in the "Greening of America". What are some things I can do in my own yard to lessen my impact from storm water runoff on the environment?
We can all lessen our impact from storm water runoff on the environment at home by helping more water to infiltrate the ground and preventing less water from running off our property. To name a few examples, we could use less fertilizer and herbicides on our lawns, dispose of our pets' waste in the trash, use phosphorus-free detergents inside and out, tolerate some standing water (less than 72 hours) in our yards, mulch grass clippings, utilize deep rooted native plants in our yards, and install a rain barrel. For other suggestions, please see http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/dosdont.html
What building codes does your community use?
The Village of Addison has adopted the 2012 International Building Code, the 2012 International Residential Code for all One and Two Family Dwellings, the 2012 International Mechanical Code, the 2012 International Fuel Gas Code, the 2012 International Fire Code, the 2011 National Electrical Code, the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, the 2014 Illinois Plumbing Code and the 1997 Illinois Accessibility Code.
Do I need a permit to replace my existing fence?
A permit is required to replace an existing fence. If the property is not on a corner or through lot, not in the flood plain and does not have a swimming pool, an over the counter permit can be approved within a few minutes. If one of these issues exists, by appointment only, an instant permit can be applied for on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 a.m.. and 11 a.m.. with a permit issued in about twenty minutes.
How long does it take to review and approve my permit?
Other than over the counter and instant permits, it usually takes ten business days to complete the initial review and if approved, to issue the permit.
Do I need a permit to install a generator for a single family residence?
A permit is required to install a generator. Two copies of a plat of survey showing the location of the generator as well as the manufacture’s installation instructions and detailed electrical and gas piping plans are needed for review.
Where can I get information about what's required to obtain a permit for most small residential projects?
Handouts are available for most small projects at the Village Hall in the Community Development Department.
Do I need a permit to replace my existing driveway?
A permit is required to replace an existing driveway. Two copies of a plat of survey showing the location of the house, garage and all impervious surfaces are needed. In addition, specifications must be provided identifying the type of driveway proposed; concrete, asphalt or brick pavers and the type of base course materials and their thicknesses.
If my property is unincorporated and I interested in getting water and sewer from Addison, who do I contact for further information?
You can contact the Community Development Department at 630-693-7530.
When do I need a permit for my home?
Typically minor repairs and decorating are excluded. Expanding an electrical system, adding plumbing or finishing off a basement will require q permit. You can call 630-693-7530 to discuss your project.
Do renters have rights?
The Village of Addison has a rental program to ensure that rental properties are maintained to certain standards. If you feel, after talking to your landlord your rental is not properly maintained call 630-693-7530. The Village can assist property maintenance but not legal issues such as rent payment or lease agreements.
As a homeowner what new codes apply to me?
The Village requires that you maintain your home to the way it was intended to be use and built. The exterior of the structure must be maintained, painted as needed and repair broken or damaged elements. Trash cans must be kept indoors or at least 12 feet behind the front of the house. Satellite dishes cannot be located on the front or within 12 feet of the front of the house. PODs, SAMs or other storage devices are limited to a maximum of 7 days twice a year. All TV and telephone wiring on the outside of your home must be concealed. Remove all holiday decorations within one month after the holiday. Any questions call 630-693-7530.
Where can I place my garage sale signs?
Garage sales require a (no fee) permit. All signs must be kept on private property. If you are not the owner of the property you must request permission before posting the sign. All signs must be removed at the conclusion of the event.
Questions re: cell towers and cable dishes
You can call the Community Development Department at 630-693-7530.
Questions re: Plan Commission
You can call the Community Development Department at 630-693-7530.