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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Parkway Trees

Parkway trees are planted, maintained and are the property of the Village of Addison and its Public Works Department.

Tree trimming
Parkway trees throughout the Village are cared for on a rotating schedule so that each neighborhood’s trees are trimmed once every five-to-seven years. Trees will be trimmed to 14 feet above street level by either Village crews or a private service contracted by the Village.

Trees in need of more immediate attention should be reported to the Addison Public Works Department at 630/620-2020. Hanging branches or diseased trees should be reported immediately.

Tree planting
Parkway trees will be provided and planted at no charge to residents. Planting is done in the spring and fall, depending on the type of tree. Residents should call the Public Works Department if they wish to have a tree planted in their parkway; Public Works employees will inspect the site to decide if planting is possible and place your name on the waiting list. A limited number of trees are available each year, so occasionally planting is postponed until the following season.

Planting in the parkway by residents is prohibited without a permit. Call the Public Works Department at 630/620-2020 for more information.

Tree problems and removal
Occasionally, tree roots cause problems with sewer lines. If you suspect a parkway tree is causing your sewer to backup, call the Environmental Services Department at 630/279-2140 to have the site inspected.

The Village will not remove live trees from the parkway except in cases where the tree is dead, diseased or hazardous to the safety of others. Trees will not be removed simply to eliminate the need to rake leaves or other minor inconveniences.

The Public Works Department should be notified of other problems with parkway trees, and will work to correct them immediately. Wasp or hornet nests will be removed. For trees that grow roots above ground in the parkway, it is recommended that a mulch ring be constructed, eliminating the need for mowing close to the tree.

Parkway trees, as well as those on private property, can experience problems due to invasive insects. Parkway trees will be serviced, and when necessary, removed by the Village when they are infected.