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

Occupancy Ordinance

The Village of Addison requires minimum standards for space, use and location of living space within a residence.

Minimum Floor Area Per Occupant

Every dwelling unit shall have at least 200 square feet of floor area for the first occupant, and at least 100 additional square feet for each additional occupant. (Children under the age of one are excluded; children ages 1 through 11 are considered one-half an occupant.)

Area for Sleeping Purposes

Every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one occupant shall contain at least 70 square feet of floor area. Every room occupied by more than one person shall have at least 50 square feet for each occupant thereof.

Prohibited Use

It is prohibited to use for sleeping purposes any kitchen, hallway, closet, basement, storage room, public area, dining room or living room.


If any room used for residential purposes is overcrowded, the code official may order the number of persons sleeping or living in the dwelling to be reduced.

Should you suspect a violation of Village Ordinances, please make an anonymous report to the Community Development Department at 630/693-7530, or to send an email, click here. Ordinances can be reviewed at Village Hall in the Community Development Department.