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
Arlington Heights Tree Lighting: Nov. 25, 2022
Join us for the lighting of North School Park and festive fun at Harmony Park! ... Read More about Arlington Heights Tree Lighting: Nov. 25, 2022
Arlington Heights Tree Lighting: Nov. 25, 2022
Thanksgiving Reminders and Safety Tips
Village Offices are closed and Groot will be delayed this Thanksgiving Holiday. ... Read More about Thanksgiving Reminders and Safety Tips
Thanksgiving Reminders and Safety Tips
Click It or Ticket & Drive Sober
Arlington Heights Police are out in full force this holiday, cracking down on drunk & impaired drivers, and seat belt violators. ... Read More about Click It or Ticket & Drive Sober
Click It or Ticket & Drive Sober
Village's 2023 Proposed Budget & Questions
The Village is sharing its proposed 2023 Budget, including a 0% tax levy increase for the 4th year in a row. Residents encouraged to ask questions! ... Read More about Village's 2023 Proposed Budget & Questions
Village's 2023 Proposed Budget & Questions