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.

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Village of Addison Code




Chapter 10 – Licenses 

Article I.  In General.


§10-1.              Applications Generally.

§10-2.              Persons Subject to Required Licenses.

§10-3.              Village Clerk To Prepare and File Forms.

§10-4.              Licenses To Bear Signatures of Mayor and Clerk.

§10-5.              Premises Inspections and Investigations Generally.

§10-6.              Admittance of Village Officers or Employees to Licensed Premises for Inspection Purposes.

§10-7.              Fees--Schedules.

§10-8.              Same--Exemption of Not-for-Profit Corporations.

§10-9.              Same--Payment; Proration; Disposition.

§10-10.            Expiration; Expiration Notice.

§10-11.            Businesses or Acts Not Complying with Certain Regulations.

§10-12.            Change of Location of Licensed Business or Occupation.

§10-13.            Revocation of Licenses.

§10-14.            Display--License.

§10-14.1          Same--Cash Register.

§10-15.            Tags, etc., for Vehicles Where Number of Vehicles Used is Basis for Fee.

§10-16.            Penalties.

Article II.  Coin Operated Amusement or Vending Devices.

§10-17.            Definitions.

§10-18.            License Required.

§10-18.1          Game Room License Required.

§10-19.            Permit for Vending Devices Required.

§10-19.1          Video Gaming Terminals.

Article III.  Carnivals.

§10-20.            Definitions.

§10-21.            Permit Regulations.

§10-22.            Insurance Required.

§10-23.            Gambling or Lewd Conduct Forbidden.

Article III.A.  Laundromats

§10-23.1          Requirements.


Article IV.  House and Garage Sales.

§10-24.            Special Permit--Regulations; Exceptions.

§10-25.            Same--Terms and Conditions.

§10-26.            Citations for Violations; Penalties and Procedures.

Article V.  Massage Establishments. 

§10-27.            Definitions.

§10-28.            Massage Business Commissioner.

§10-29.            Massage Establishment License Required.

§10-30.            Exemptions.

§10-31.            Application for Massage Establishment License.

§10-32.            Processing of Application.

§10-33.            Standards for Issuance or Denial of Massage Establishment License.

§10-34.            Inspections by the Village.

§10-35.            Change in Information.

§10-36.            General Regulations.

§10-37.            Additional Regulations Applicable to Licensed Massage Establishments.

§10-38.            Licensee’s Responsibility.

§10-39.            Revocation or Suspension.

§10-40.            Administrative Record.

§10-41.            Record keeping by Licensee.

§10-42.            Transfer – Changes in Ownership or Management.

§10-43.            Nuisance Declared.

§10-44.            Penalty.

Article VI.  Transient Merchants, Itinerant Merchants and Itinerant Vendors.

§10-48 through 10-58 repealed by Ord. No. 81-74.

Article VII.  Peddlers.

§10-59 through 10-70 repealed by Ord. No. 81-74; §10-71 repealed by Ord. No. 79-69. 

Article VIII.  Residential Rental Dwellings/Licensing and Inspection.

§10-80.            Definitions.

§10-81.            License Required. 

§10-82.            Application.

§10-83.            Reports.

§10-84.            Mandatory Crime Free Seminar.

§10-85.            License Fees and Inspection Fees.

§10-85.1          Annual Residential Rental License Fees and Inspections

§10-85.2          Inspection Grading System

§10-85.3          Semiannual Inspections

§10-85.4          Reinspections

§10-85.5          Exterior Only Inspections

§10-85.6          Payment of Certain Fees

§10-85.7          Scheduling Inspections

§10-86.            Inspection of Building, Violations, Suspension and Revocation of License.

§10-86.1.         Nuisance Residential Rental Property

§10-87.            Tenant Responsibility/Notification by Landlord.

§10-88.            Penalty.

Article IX. Flea Markets.

§10-89.            Definitions.

§10-90.            Flea Market Operators; License Required.

§10-91.            Application for Flea Market Operator's License.

§10-92.            Flea Market Vendors; License Required.

§10-93.            Application for Flea Market Vendor's License.

§10-94.            Fee for Flea Market Operator's License.

§10-95.            Fee for Flea Market Vendor's License.

§10-96.            License Not Transferable.

§10-97.            Exhibition of License.

§10-98.            Vendor's Exhibition of Warranties, Guarantees and Other Consumer Protection.

§10-99.            Operator's Exhibition of Statement.

§10-100.          Prohibited Storage, Sales and Display.

§10-101.          Sales Tax; Sales Receipts, Inventory.

§10-102.          Revocation of License.

§10-103.          Clean-Up Bond Required.

§10-104.          Penalties. 

Article X.  Street and Sidewalk Vending

§10-105.          Findings and Purpose.

§10-106.          Definitions.

§10-107.          License Required.

§10-108.          Applications.

§10-109.          Issuance.

§10-110.          Prohibited Conduct.

§10-111.          Size Requirements for Vending Stands.

§10-112.          Health and Sanitation Requirements for Food and Beverage Vending.

§10-113.          Safety Requirements.

§10-114.          Display of License.

§10-115.          Advertising.

§10-116.          Renewal.

§10-117.          Denial, Suspension and Revocation. 

§10-118.          Penalty.

§10-119.          Separability, Repealer and Effective Date.

Article XI.  Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishments 

§10-120.          Definitions.

§10-121.          License Required.

§10-122.          Application; Fee.

§10-123.          Duration of License; Renewal.

§10-124.          Premises.

§10-125.          Operating Requirements.

§10-126.          Inspections.

§10-127.          License Revocation and Suspension.

§10-128.          Transfer of License Prohibited.

§10-129.          Display of License Required.

§10-130.          Exemptions.

§10-131.          Requirement for Authorized Physician for Body Piercing.

§10-132.          Tattooing of Minors.

§10-133.          Penalty.

Article XIFireworks

§10-134           Definitions.

§10-135           Sale, Possession or Use of Fireworks Prohibited

§10-136           Permit Required.

§10-137           Permit Application

§10-138           Fireworks Supervisor Responsibilities.

§10-139           Penalty.

Article XIII.  Motor Fuel Price Advertising

§10-140           Posted Price to Include Tax; Regulation of Advertising Promotions.

§10-141           Penalty.


Article XIV.  Precious Metal and Gem Dealers, Pawnbrokers

§10-142           License Required; Method of Obtaining License; No Convictions of Certain Crimes; Approval of Weighing Devices; Renewal; Permanent Location Required.

§10-143.          Records To Be Kept; Copy Furnished to Local Authorities.

§10-144.          Officers May Examine Records of Property; Warrantless Search and Seizure Authorized.

§10-145.          Credentials and Statement of Ownership Required from Seller or Depositor.

§10-146.          Prohibited Purchases.

§10-147.          Dealer to Retain Purchases.

§10-148.          Record of Disposition.

§10-149.          Exemptions from Article.

§10-150.          Penalties; Revocation

Addendum to Section 10-84 (Crime Free Lease Addendum)

Article XVHotels and Motels

§10-151           Definition.

§10-152           License Required.

§10-153          Hours

§10-154          Penalty



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