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
New Renewable Energy Electric Aggregation Program
Village establishes Renewable Energy Aggregation Program for a 12-month term starting this December.... Read More
New Renewable Energy Electric Aggregation Program
Windmills
Village Blood Drive Held November 6
Your donation can make a difference in the lives of others! Join the Village's Blood Drive held on Novmeber 6.... Read More
Village Blood Drive Held November 6
Blood Drive
Purchase Your 2020 Vehicle Sticker, Display It by January 1
Renewal forms for the 2020 Vehicle sticker have been mailed. Make sure to display your new sticker by January 1.... Read More
Purchase Your 2020 Vehicle Sticker, Display It by January 1
2020 Vehicle Sticker
Trick or Treat Hours for Village, Other Halloween Events!
We are approaching that fun time of year again involving costumes, carved pumpkins and candy! ... Read More
Trick or Treat Hours for Village, Other Halloween Events!
Trick or Treat