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 1847.  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
2:1 Collection Program for Leaves Begins October 30
Starting October 30th, residents can place two bags of leaves at the curb for pickup using only one landscape waste sticker... Read More
2:1 Collection Program for Leaves Begins October 30
Nominate Someone for a Heart of Gold!
Nominate someone living or working in our Village for the Arlington Heights Heart of Gold awards program. Nominations will be taken until 5 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017.... Read More
Nominate Someone for a Heart of Gold!
Police Program: Cradle Your Distraction
Arlington Heights Police start new traffic safety program to modify behavior of drivers regarding cell phone use.... Read More
Police Program: Cradle Your Distraction
Village Blood Drive Held November 1
Participate in our Blood Drive on November 1 and help save lives. Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Village Hall.... Read More
Village Blood Drive Held November 1