Your Government

Arlington Heights is a strong, longstanding municipality of the northwest suburbs. After going through several different names, settlers final decided on Arlington Heights and the Village was incorporated as Arlington Heights in 1887.  Since 1954, Arlington Heights uses the council/manager form of government. This form of government combines the leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience of an appointed manager.

The Village Board's role in this form of government is to make laws and broad policy decisions for the Village Manager and staff to carry out. The Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Village and serves as the key advisor to the Village Board.  Our Village Board members are elected at large with staggered 4-year terms. Being elected "at large" means board members are responsive to all residents of the Village. Its  role is to adopt laws and policies to govern the Village, leaving implementation up to the Manager and the rest of the Village staff.

Throughout its long history, Arlington Heights has remained steadfast in providing municipal services that are responsive to the needs of the residents and businesses and are reliable, efficient and fiscally responsible.

News
Traffic Enforcement Holiday Campaign
On December 21, the Arlington Heights Police Department will begin specialized traffic enforcement activities relating to the holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign. Enforcement activities will include a Roadside Safety Checkp... Read More
Traffic Enforcement Holiday Campaign
Traffic Campaign
Holiday Schedule for Refuse Collection
Collection schedule changes for during the upcoming holidays for garbage and recycling.... Read More
Holiday Schedule for Refuse Collection
GROOT services
Special Storm Debris Pickup Starting Monday, December 10
Public Works crews will provide a special storm debris pickup starting Monday, December 10 of all storm-related ... Read More
Special Storm Debris Pickup Starting Monday, December 10
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Filing Deadline Approaches for Local Candidates
The filing deadline for Village Trustee and Library Trustee is between December 10 - 17.... Read More
Filing Deadline Approaches for Local Candidates
Voting