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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Operating a Business in the Village

Operating a Business in the Village

Business Licenses

All businesses are required to have a Village of Addison Business License to operate in the Village of Addison. The license is issued annually and is valid from January 1 through December 31. Vending or coin-operated machines also need to be licensed.

The following are processes that should occur before a business license is issued:

  1. To verify zoning and if the requested use is permitted at a particular location, contact Jennifer Henaghan at (630) 693-7525.
  2. If you would like to schedule an optional FREE pre-sale/pre-lease inspection, contact Sandy at (630) 693-7521.
  3. Complete a business license application and submit it, along with $150 background fee plus $50 for each additional owner, to the Finance Department. Click here for our new online portal. Please contact Bridget at (630) 693-7573 with business license questions.  Please submit a completed Wastewater Profile with your business license application. You may download a copy of the Wastewater Profile here
  4. The Addison Police Department will contact you to set up fingerprinting. There is an additional fee of $28.25 per person charged by the Illinois State Police that will be required at fingerprinting.
  5. Upon approval from the Police Department, you will receive a call to come in and pay your business license fee (based on square footage and type of business).
  6. Once your business is operating, you will receive a letter from the Community Development Department notifying you of your business license inspection date. Once your inspection has been approved by the inspector, your business license will be mailed to you.