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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Most licenses and permits (other than building permits) can be obtained at the Village Hall Collections Department or reception desk during normal business hours.

Bicycle License
Licenses are free, and require the serial number and make of the bicycle.

Building Permits
Building Permits are administered by the Community Development Department's Building Division, and most residential projects are eligible for an Instant Permit.

For more information, click here.

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.

To find out more, and to download an application packet, visit Operating a Business in the Village.

Dog and Cat Licenses
The Village no longer requires dogs and cats to be licensed. Rabies inoculations are still required for all dogs and cats living within the Village.

No more than two dogs or cats over four months of age are permitted to be kept per household.

Dogs and cats are not permitted to run at large. If a dog or cat is impounded by the Village, the owners has three days to redeem the animal through payment of all fees, including the maintenance fee of $1 per day charged for the cost of impounding such animal.

Dog and cat owners are responsible for the removal of any excrement deposited by their animal from any public or private property.

Garage Sales
Garage sales, or sales from a yard, attic, basement, etc., are allowable only after a permit has been obtained at the Reception Desk at Village Hall. There is no charge for the permit. Permits are issued only to the property owner of the premises where the sale is to be held, two times annually for a period of not more than three days, plus one additional moving sale. Hours are restricted to 8 a.m. to dusk.

All signs shall be located on private property, have the house numbers and dates on them, and shall be removed within three hours of the conclusion of the sale. Posting of signs advertising such a sale on parkways, public right-of-way or sign, utility pole, etc., is illegal. Violators are subject to fine.

Handicapped Placards
Temporary handicapped vehicle placards, for use in designated handicapped parking spots, are available at the reception desk at Village Hall. An application, approved by your doctor, must be submitted. Temporary are available at no charge; permanent placards are available only through the Secretary of State's office.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses
These are no longer available at Village Hall.  They are available for purchase at Walmart.

Liquor Licenses
Application for a Local Retail Liquor Dealer's License shall be made to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, in writing. Additional information and applications are available through the Administration Office 630/693-7510.