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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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.


To apply for an engineering permit, please continue to drop your document off or submit them  via mail.

Private Development Projects
Engineering reviews plans and performs construction inspections of privately funded development projects such as residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions, and commercial and industrial real estate developments. Many developments require the extension of the Village's infrastructure systems such as water and sanitary sewer mains, roads and streets, and drainage structures to serve the development. These infrastructure systems are designed and constructed by the developer after review and permit issuance by Engineering.

Engineering plan reviews are performed for all exterior aspects of site development, utility, grading, drainage, parking and other site improvements related to new construction and/or redevelopment. All approved plans must adhere to Village Subdivision Control and Standard Specifications codes. To ensure compliance, inspections are performed by the engineering staff during various phases of construction.

Additional Engineering Resources

  1. Village Utility Locations: Water distribution facilities, sanitary and storm sewer atlas sheets may be viewed at Village Hall in the offices of the Engineering Division.
  2. Floodway and Flood Plain Maps: The Village of Addison is a member of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Paper copies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Floodplain Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and flood insurance studies are on file and may be viewed at Village Hall in the offices of the Engineering Division.
  3. Storm water Drainage & Flooding Studies: Many areas of the Village are susceptible to flooding during significant storm events. Various flood studies of the community are available and may be viewed at Village Hall in the offices of the Engineering Division. Property owners may contact the Engineering Division with any questions regarding storm water drainage of their or neighboring properties.
  4. Village Infrastructure Maintenance and Improvement Projects: The Engineering Division is responsible for the planning, design, construction, and administration for many of the capital improvement projects involving the Village's infrastructure (streets and alleys, storm and sanitary sewers, and water transmission facilities). The Village's general policy is to maintain the existing infrastructure as it presently exists. Features such as street curb and gutter, sidewalks, and street lighting are not typically installed where they currently do not exist without a financial commitment from the benefiting property owners.

Engineering also maintains official Village maps and oversees the work performed under the Village's Annual Roadway Maintenance Program.

For information regarding the Village of Addison Engineering Division, contact the Village Engineer in the Department of Community Development at 630/693-7535.