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

Garages and Driveways

  • A paved driveway is required to provide access to a garage.
  • No attached garage or carport may be converted to a living area unless the driveway can be relocated to the side yard. A minimum 10-foot side yard is required for a driveway.
  • A detached garage must be located in a rear yard, and setback a minimum of 10 feet from the house, 5 feet from all lot lines, and completely off any utility or drainage easements. Setback regulations for attached garages varies depending upon the zoning district.
  • Detached garages shall not exceed 17 feet, one story in height, or exceed the height of the main structure.
Residential driveways
  • All driveways must be hard-surfaced, either asphalt, concrete or paving bricks.
  • No alterations to the curb are permitted without approval of the Community Development Department.
  • A permit is required from the Community Development Department for installation, replacement or resurfacing of a driveway.