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Village of Addison Code

Village of Addison Code

VILLAGE OF ADDISON CODE

Village of Addison – DuPage County, Illinois
Updated through December 17, 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS

* This table of contents is intended only as a general guide. Detailed lists of contents of each chapter, by section, are contained at the beginning of each chapter.

CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Code designated and cited 
Definitions and rules of construction
Catchlines of sections
Severability
General penalty; continuing violations
Price and cost of ordinances
Record and memorandum of ordinances
Proof of ordinance
Enacting style of ordinances
Passage, publication, effective date, etc., of ordinances generally
Approval or veto by Mayor; effect of failure to return to Board on disapproval
Reconsideration; passage over veto 
Provisions construed as continuations of existing ordinances
Filing of copies of statutes, codes, etc. 
Corporate seal 
Fiscal year
Surety bonds 
Disclosure of interest in real estate 
Indemnification of certain officials

CHAPTER 2. ADMINISTRATION

Elections -- Method of conducting generally 
Qualifications for elective office generally
Interest of Village officers or employees in contracts, purchases of property, etc. 
Payments by Director of Finance 
Qualifications for appointment to boards or commissions 
Village Board 
Meetings

Committees

Building, Zoning and Development Committee 
Finance and Policy Committee 
Public Health, Safety and Judicial Committee 
Other committees; reports 
Deputy Mayor

Officers and Employees

President\Mayor 
Clerk

Officials Appointed by Board

Treasurer 
Manager 
Attorney 
Chief of Police

Persons Hired by Manager

Assistant Village Manager/Director of Community Development
Director of Human Resources/Risk Management 
Public Works Director 
Director of Environmental Services 
Director of Community Relations 
Director of Finance

Boards and Commissions

Board of Local Improvements 
Plan Commission [see Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 22]
Zoning Board of Appeals [see Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 22]
Cultural Arts Development Commission 
Historical Commission 
Commercial and Industrial Commission 
Tenant and Landlord Commission 
Blood Bank Commission 
Electrical Commission 
Special Events Commission
Senior Citizens Commission 
Hearing Board and Hearing Officer -- Contracts Involving Federal Funds
Citizens Advisory Council

Noncompensated Positions

Special Assistant to the Mayor

CHAPTER 3. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Definitions
Local Liquor Control Commissioner
Records of licenses issued
Transporting, etc., in motor vehicles
Peddling
Possession of alcohol by minors; consumption in public places prohibited

Local Retail Liquor License

Required; violation of terms prohibited
Nature and extent 
Processing of applications 
Persons ineligible for license 
Application for license 
Application fee 
Mandatory Alcohol Awareness Training
Consent of property owners prerequisite for certain residential areas
Issuance for sale within 100 feet of certain institutions
Advisory Liquor Control Commission
License contents 
Classification and fees generally 
Payment of fees
Number of licenses to be issued 
Term; proration of fees 
Renewal
Transferability 
Display 
Changes of location of business; personnel
Suspension and revocation
Multiple locations
Cessation of business 
Insurance

Operation of Licensed Establishments

Permitting consumption without license 
Outside sales, service and consumption prohibited 
Curb service 
Opening and closing hours 
Extension of hours 
View of interior of building from street 
Sanitary conditions of premises generally 
Employment of persons with infectious diseases 
Stores selling school supplies 
Gambling 
Improper exhibitions 
Solicitation
Refilling original packages
Responsibility for agents and employees 
Unlawful possession and consumption by person under age 
Parental responsibility 
Responsibility of the owner or occupant of premises 
Sale by licensee to underaged and certain other persons
Required warning signs 
Employment of underaged persons
Happy hours prohibited
Duty to report illegal activity
Failure to pay debt due Village
Employment of musicians
Amusement devices
Public nuisance
General penalty
License penalties
Severability

CHAPTER 4. ANIMALS AND FOWL

In general 
Dogs
Keeping of certain animals and reptiles
Cats

CHAPTER 5. BICYCLES

Inspection of license plate, mechanical condition, etc.
Serial number
Use without consent of owner
Required equipment
Regulations 
Registration and licensing 
Dealers; rental agencies

CHAPTER 6. BUILDING CODE

Adoption of Codes
Administration
Types of inspections
Fees 
Life safety 
Elevators 
Plumbing Code
Electric 
Foundations
Residential uses
Vacant and damaged buildings
Accessory structures 
Miscellaneous
Cross connection control
Penalties

CHAPTER 7. CIVIL DEFENSE AND EMERGENCIES

Emergency Committee 
Civil Emergencies

CHAPTER 8. FINANCE AND TAXATION

Deposit of annexation fees 
Leasing Occupation Tax
Retailers' Occupation Tax 
Service Occupation Tax 
Economic Development and Pollution Control Facilities Bonds 
Municipal Use Tax 
Real Estate Transfer Tax 
Automobile Renting Occupation Tax 
Automobile Renting Use Tax 
Hotel-Motel Room Tax 
Taxpayer Bill of Rights 
Simplified Municipal Telecommunications Tax 
Cable/Video Service Provider Fee and PEG Access Support Fee
Cable and Video Customer Protection Law
Dishonored checks

CHAPTER 9. HEALTH AND SANITATION

Jurisdiction; permit required, issuance 
Grading requirements 
Building foundation elevation 
Drainage obstruction prohibited 
Sump pump discharge 
Hazardous material spills

CHAPTER 10. LICENSES

Applications and administration 
Fees 
Exemptions 
Display 
Coin operated amusement or vending devices 
Carnivals 
Laundromats 
House and garage sales 
Massage establishments
Residential Rental Dwellings/Licensing and Inspection 
Nuisance Residential Rental Property
Flea markets 
Street and sidewalk vending 
Tattoo and body piercing establishments 
Fireworks 
Motor fuel price advertising
Precious metal and gem dealers; pawnbrokers
Crime Free Lease Addendum

CHAPTER 11. MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

In general 
Parades 
Obstruction of driver's view 
Quiet zones 
Enforcement and obedience to traffic regulations

Operation of Vehicles

State license required 
Proper side of highway 
Passing vehicles proceeding in opposite directions 
Dragracing 
Dimming headlights 
Driving on roadways laned for traffic 
One way roadways and rotary traffic islands 
Following too closely 
Driving onto or from controlled access roadways 
Turning at intersections 
Starting 
Driving on divided roadways 
Stop or turn signals 
Right-of-way at intersections 
Emerging from alley, driveway or building 
Duty on approach of authorized emergency vehicle 
Obedience to signal indicating approach of train 
Stopping at all railroad grade crossings 
Stopping to avoid obstructing traffic 
Backing 
U-turns 
Coasting 
Following fire apparatus 
Crossing fire hose 
Driving in funeral or other procession identification of funeral procession
Driving on sidewalk 
Vehicles making loud or unnecessary noises 
Speed restrictions 
One-way streets 
Truck routes 
Riding on motorcycles 
Use of motorcycles, minibikes, golf carts, etc. 
Village motor vehicle or motor bicycle license 
Equipment on vehicles

Stopping, standing and parking

Prohibited for certain streets 
Prohibited for specified areas 
Prohibited for certain purposes 
In alleys 
In loading zones, in front of entrance to hospitals and hotels, etc. 
No parking between 2:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M. 
Unauthorized use of handicapped spaces 
Use of bus stops and taxicab stands 
Overnight parking of trucks and construction equipment 
Trailers and semi-trailers 
Vehicles with reflectors 
Presumption of owner's liability

Traffic control devices

Traffic control signal legend 
Pedestrian control signals 
Lane control signals 
Flashing signals 
Unauthorized signs, signals or markings 
Interference with official traffic control devices

Accidents

Duty of drivers 
Duty of occupant or owner of vehicles to make report

Pedestrians

Right-of-way at crosswalk 
Crossing at other than crosswalk; standing; loitering
Duty to use right half of crosswalks 
Walking on streets
Blind pedestrians 
Solicitation of rides

Size, Weight and Load

Certain heavy vehicles prohibited on Village streets 
Permits for overweight and/or overdimension vehicles
Fee schedule for permits
Liability for damages caused by heavy vehicles 
Maximum size 
Maximum height and length 
Required markings for second division vehicles 
Projecting loads on passenger vehicles 
Planking edge of pavement 
Spilling loads on highways; covering loads
Towed vehicles 
Compliance with weight requirements of State law 
Village Manager to route vehicles 
Industrial truck routes 
Police officers to weigh vehicles, etc. 
Liability of owner/operator for violation

Abandoned, hazardous or unlawful vehicles

Inoperable motor vehicles declared nuisance
Notice to dispose
Authorization for towing

Illinois Motor Vehicle Code provisions adopted

Vehicle immobilization program

Notice and hearing
Impoundment

Restitution

CHAPTER 12. NUISANCES

Operation of businesses 
Prohibition of firearm sales
Pollution/improper disposal 
Plants and weeds 
Construction noise 
Landscape waste composting 
Maintenance of nuisance vegetation prohibited
Chronic nuisance property abatement

CHAPTER 13. OFFENSES--MISCELLANEOUS

Assault; fighting; etc. 
Bills, advertisements, etc. 
Curfew for minors 
Disorderly conduct
Noise violations
Disturbing assemblages
False alarms 
Injury to public property 
Public indecency 
Shopping carts 
Trespasses 
Trick or treating 
Vandalism 
Spiritualism and fortune telling 
Retail theft -- Definitions 
Fireworks 
Obscenity 
Sale of harmful material to minors 
Sale of precious stones 
Purchase or exchange from minors, intoxicated persons and thieves prohibited 
Transfer of smoking materials prohibited to minors 
Possession of cannabis unlawful 
Drug paraphernalia 
Raffles 
Truancy prohibited 
Solicitation materials -- private property 
Impersonating member of police, fraternal or veteran's organization
Synthetic alternative drugs
Bullying -- Definitions

CHAPTER 14. POLICE

Appointments 
Office of Director of Police and Duties
Chaplain  
Board of Police Commissioners 
Police Pension Fund 
Telephone devices and attachments 
Regulation of alarm systems 
Fees for accident reports 
Bail bond fee
Fees for fingerprinting; fees for audio or video copies

CHAPTER 15. REFUSE AND GARBAGE

Receptacles -- Maintenance
Deposit on street; placement on curb for collection
Citations for violations; penalties and procedures

CHAPTER 16. PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS

Permit 
Revocation 
Peddler -- License required 
Restrictions 
Trespass prohibited

CHAPTER 17. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

Obstructions
Drains
Encroachments 
Injury to pavements 
Use for display of goods for sale; writing or marking on pavements 
Construction and maintenance of barbed wire or electric fences 
Throwing, etc., glass, nails, etc., on street 
Permit required for constructing, repairing pavement
Barricades and lights 
Excavations 
Trees and shrubs 
House numbering 
Snow removal 
Construction of utility facilities in public rights-of-way
Small wireless facilities in rights-of-way

CHAPTER 18. SUBDIVISION CONTROL ORDINANCE

The Subdivision Control Ordinance of the Village is not included in this volume, but is on file in the Community Development Department.

CHAPTER 19. TAXICABS (Repealed in its Entirety by Ordinance No. O-17-43, 8-21-17)

Licensing; inspecting; applications 
Duty of owners to furnish service
Abandonment of service 
Colors and business names 
Prepayment of fare; duty to convey persons 
Receipts for fares 
Rates
Parking or standing at stands
Cruising; interfering with access 
Insurance 
Private contracts 
Reciprocating municipalities 
Vehicle licenses
Fee; transfer 
Revocation or suspension 
Driver's licenses required 
Fee; transfer between municipalities 
Application; administration 
Suspension and revocation 
Taximeters

CHAPTER 20. WATER AND SEWERS

Water and Sewer Departments -- Jurisdiction 
Special fees for connections 
Construction and location of sewerage facilities adjacent to water supply wells 
Accounts required of Director of Finance 
Private wells to be abandoned and sealed 
Abandoned wells to be capped and sealed

Water

"Water Department" defined
Compliance of plumbing prerequisite to turn on 
Resale of water lawfully obtained from Village supply 
Tampering with waterworks or water supply system 
Extension of service, turn-on fee 
Water main tap-on fees; permits 
Meters 
Establishing water service 
Deposits to secure payment 
Mandatory connection; turning water on 
Private source to be disconnected 
Manner of making connections 
Repairs to service pipes and plumbing 
Restrictions on use

Sewers

Depositing excrement, garbage, etc. 
Installation of toilet facilities required 
Right of entry of Village employees
Violations 
Garage drainage
Connections and specifications 
Sewer tap-on fees 
Materials 
Joints
Pipe laying 
Excavations 
Prevention of infiltration 
Inspection prior to issuance of permit or plat approval 
Certain discharges and connections prohibited
Inspection prior to transfer of property
Sump pumps 
Requirements for toilets installed below ground level 
Gravity sewers and other drain lines 
Grease, oil and sand interceptors 
Control manholes 
Construction of storm water drains, downspouts, etc. 
Discharges into storm sewers prohibited 
Rates and charges
Meters 
Bills and billing 
Failure to pay 
Revenues -- Receipt and disposition by collector 
Liens 
Mandatory meter reading

CHAPTER 21. WEAPONS

Carrying concealed weapon 
Sale of firearms or air guns to minors; sale of knives; sale of firearms 
Discharging firearms, bows and arrows or air guns
Bartering

CHAPTER 22. ZONING ORDINANCE

Title, Intent and Purpose
General Provisions

Interpretation
Separability
Building on Lot
Allowable Use of Land or Buildings
Prohibited Use of Land or Buildings
Control Over Use
Control Over Bulk
Accessory Building and Uses
Special Uses
Permitted Obstruction -- Required Yards
Yards, General
Flood Plain Regulations
Non-Conforming Uses of Land and Buildings
Use of Burglar Bars, Security Gates and Similar Devices
Accessory Building Height
Mechanical Equipment Screening

Zoning Districts

Establishment of Districts
Map
Boundaries of Districts
Annexed Territory
Exemptions

Residence Districts

General Requirements - All Residence Districts
R1 Single-Family Residence District
R2 Single-Family Residence District
R3A Single-Family Residence District
R3B Multiple Family Residence (Low Density)
R3C Multiple Family Residence District (Medium Density)
R3D Multiple-Family Residence District (High Density)
R3E Two-Family Detached Residence District
R3F Single-Family Semi-Detached and Single-Family Attached Residence District
R4 Multiple-Family Residence District
R5 Multiple-Family Residence District

Business District

General Requirements -- All Business Districts
Business -- Professional Office District
B1 Local Business District
B2 Community Business District
B3 Service Business District
B4 Regional Shopping Center District
B5 Planned Community Commercial/Office District

Manufacturing Districts

General Requirements
Performance Standards
M1 Limited Manufacturing District
M2 General Manufacturing District
M3 General Manufacturing District
M4 Office-Research/Industrial District

Planned Developments

Planned Development
Application For Preliminary Approval of a Planned Development Special Use.
Final Approval of a Planned Development Special Use Permit
General Standards
Bulk Regulations
Issuance of Permits
Time Limit
Performance

Off-Street Loading and Off-Street Parking

Off-Street Loading
Off-Street Parking

Administration

Planning and Zoning Commission Creation and Procedure
Jurisdiction and Authority with Respect to Zoning Ordinance Interpretation
Jurisdiction and Authority with Respect to Variations
Jurisdiction and Authority with Respect to Appeals
Jurisdiction and Authority with Respect to Zoning Text or Map Amendments
Jurisdiction and Authority with Respect to Special Use Permits
Additional Duties of the Planning and Zoning Commission

Definitions
Fees
Interpretation, Conflict, Validity

Interpretation and Conflict
Validity

Violation, Penalty, Enforcement
When Effective

CHAPTER 23. WASTEWATER TREATMENT, INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT, AND SEWERS

General provisions 
Unlawful deposition, discharge of wastes 
Mandatory sewer hookup 
Private disposal systems 
Permit required 
Building sewer, materials -- construction 
Grease, oil and sand interceptors 
Predischarge facilities maintenance 
Inspection of easements 
Wastewater service charges 
Computation of wastewater service charge; bills 
Lien -- Notice of delinquency; foreclosure 
Revenues 
Notice of rates, access to records
Wastewater treatment and pretreatment regulations 
Prohibitive discharge standards 
Allocation of pollutants 
Pretreatment 
Spill containment
Denial of permit and appeal procedure 
Reporting requirements for permittee 
Monitoring facilities 
Enforcement procedures and management system 
Department of Public Works 
Compliance screening 
Revocation of permit 
Immediate disconnection of service
Penalties and costs

CHAPTER 24. HOUSING REGULATIONS

Adoption of Property Maintenance Code 
Enforcement

CHAPTER 25. CONDOMINIUM CONVERSION

Conversion to condominium use or ownership
Sale of condominium unit 
Conversion occupancy permit 
Fees 
Waiver of responsibility 
Inspection upon warrant 
Notice of violations
Conversion from condominium use or ownership
Approval of sale by unit owners
Notice of acquisition from unit owners

CHAPTER 26. STORMWATER AND FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT

Drainage system 
Minimization of runoff volumes and rates 
Release rates 
Water quality and multiple uses 
Design criteria and standards 
Floodplain management 
Base flood elevation 
Occupation and use of flood fringe areas 
Occupation and use of identified floodways 
Occupation and use of SFHA areas 
Administration and enforcement 
Variances 
Countywide Stormwater and Floodplain Ordinance

CHAPTER 27. SIGNS

Administrator 
Application for permit 
Permit fees 
Signs not subject to fee 
Insurance bond requirements 
Removal of signs 
Variances 
Prohibitions 
Exceptions 
Maintenance specifications 
Electrical requirements 
Wind pressure and load requirements 
Sign structure and support requirements 
Illumination intensity requirements
Awnings and canopies 
Marquees 
Off-premises signs 
Freestanding sign 
Wall signs 
Changeable copy (automatic electric)
Window signs
Temporary signs 
Service station signs 
Shopping center signs 
Directional/informational signs 
Permanent development signs 
Underground utility facilities signs 
Interstate highway wall sign 
Engraved wood sign by governmental agencies 
Signs located in residential use districts 
Signs located in B/P and B-1 districts 
Signs located in B-2, B-3, B-4 and B-5 districts 
Signs in manufacturing districts 
Nonconforming signs 
Signs located on lots abutting North Avenue

CHAPTER 28. FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES

Definitions 
Discrimination in real estate transactions prohibited 
Complaint procedures

CHAPTER 29. RECYCLABLE METAL PURCHASES REGISTRATION

Definitions
Records of purchases
Restricted purchases
Purchases of HVAC recyclable metal
Purchases of copper
Purchase of beer kegs by recyclable metal dealers
Lost or stolen metals
Exemptions
Forms
Penalties
Injunctions

CHAPTER 30. ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION

Code Hearing Department Established
Vehicular Standing, Parking and Compliance Violations
Administrative Adjudication of Building and Housing Violations
Administrative Adjudication of Ordinance Violations
Administration
Automated Traffic Law Enforcement Adjudication

CHAPTER 31. ETHICS