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

Decks and Sheds

  • Decks are permitted in rear yards and must be set back a minimum of 5 feet from all lot lines, and shall not encroach into any easements.
  • The total area of a deck and all other accessory structures shall not exceed 30 percent of the total rear-yard area.
  • All portions of a deck that are more than 30 inches above grade level shall be provided with a minimum 36-inch high guard railing.
  • Enclosed or covered decks are part of the principal structure, similar to a room addition; the regulations above do not apply.

Sheds and accessory structures

  • Sheds are permitted in rear yards only and must be set back a minimum of 10 feet from the house and 5 feet from all lot lines.
  • Sheds cannot be constructed upon any utility or drainage easement.
  • Sheds shall not be used for the keeping, propagation or culture of poultry, pigeons or livestock.