The Village staff and employees strive to provide the best service possible to our residents, while keeping your property taxes as low as possible.


Your local government – made up of dedicated elected officials and highly qualified staff – works hard to ensure that Addison continues to grow and thrive.  Village services are consistently praised, while being provided with a reasonable tax rate.

More than 36,000 people call the Village of Addison home.  Whether you are new to our community, or have lived here for years, here is some of the information you need to know.  

Addison has been extremely successful at attracting and retaining industry and business within the village due to the proactive and forward-thinking actions of its elected officials. To encourage business and industrial development and facilitate the expansion of existing sites, the village offers a wide variety of economic incentives that are molded to the needs of each individual business seeking a home in Addison.

Whether you are considering calling Addison home, or just visiting for day for pleasure or business, here are some links you might find useful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Building & Zoning

Building & Zoning

Selecting a Contractor

 

Your home is your biggest investment, and improvements are an important part of making that investment grow.

Before you hire any contractor for remodeling, the Village of Addison Department of Community Development recommends that homeowners take the time to investigate the contractor, and follow these steps:

  • Inquire about the contractor's Workers Compensation and general liability insurance. They should be adequate to protect you and your property against lawsuits if an accident should occur during construction.
  • Make sure to ask for references, and investigate them thoroughly - check the quality of design and workmanship yourself.
  • Call the local Better Business Bureau or Consumer Affairs Office. They can alert you to known problems.
  • Make sure the contractor has a permanent business location and a good reputation with suppliers and banks.
  • Incorporate any warranties, guarantees or other verbal promises into your written contract.
  • Be skeptical of an unusually low bid or low advertised price, or a special discount for allowing your home to be a neighborhood showcase.
  • Take your time and select a contractor you are comfortable with, one who understands your tastes and needs, and with whom you communicate well.
  • Before starting work, make sure all necessary permits have been obtained by either the contractor or yourself.

Many jobs which require a contractor’s help, will also necessitate a building permit from the Village of Addison Community Development Department.