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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Village Departments

Village Departments

Community Development

The Village of Addison Community Development Department, located in Room 1200 of Village Hall, comprises the Building and Engineering Divisions.  These divisions oversee and coordinate operations related to building permits, code enforcement, engineering, capital improvements, planning and zoning, and economic development.

  • Building Division: oversees building permits and code enforcement.  Enforcement of all building and property maintenance codes is performed by a team of professionally trained inspectors.  Areas of inspection include, new construction, redevelopment, new business licenses, rental housing, annual commercial/industrial inspections, commercial/industrial pre-sale and property maintenance complaints. 
  • Engineering Division: The Engineering Division, under the supervision of the Village Engineer, is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of Village owned streets, storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water distribution and supply systems. Additionally, the division's staff is responsible for traffic engineering, inspection of privately developed building sites, subdivisions and planned unit developments.
  • Planning and Zoning Division: Provides zoning information to existing residents and businesses, as well as for future properties to be developed with residential, business and manufacturing opportunities seeking to locate within the Village of Addison. Prior to obtaining either a building permit or a business license, a review of the proposed project as it pertains to the zoning classification of the property – including use, density, height and building/parking setback requirements – are reviewed. Zoning regulations are applied to principal buildings, accessory buildings, and parking, in addition to determining if the proposed use is permitted within certain areas of town, based on the zoning district it is located in. Another function of this division is to guide Development Applications submitted for growth and advancement through the Public Hearing Process, and onto final review and approval by the Addison Village Board, for annexation, resubdivision and rezoning of key properties within Addison.

For information, contact the Community Development Department at 630/693-7530.

For Economic Development information about the Village of Addison, click here.

Mike CrandallMike Crandall, Director of Community Development
Phone: 630/693-7541

Profile: Appointed Director of Community Development in November 2019.  Previously served as Assistant Director from 2015 to 2019.  Has been employed with the Village in various positions since 1990, including Industrial Property Maintenance Inspector, Building Inspector, Plans Examiner, Plans Examiner Supervisor, and Building Division Supervisor.

He has earned a BS in Public Administration with an emphasis in Community Development from Central Michigan University.  He is also a Certified Master Code Professional and Certified Building Official through the International Code Council.  Previously served as Chairman of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Suburban Division.  Professional associations include International Code Council, International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Northwest Building Officials and Code Administrators and the Suburban Building Officials Conference. 

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