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.

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Register for Virtual Community Listening Session on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Register now to participate in a virtual session regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our community. Sharing your voice will help provide a clearer picture of what matters most and what may need improvement to ensure next steps have the great... Read More
Register for Virtual Community Listening Session on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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Recommended Trick or Treat Hours & Safety Guidelines
Trick or Treat hours are recommended for 3 - 7 p.m. on Halloween. Following CDC guidelines are recommended for those who participate.... Read More
Recommended Trick or Treat Hours & Safety Guidelines
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2:1 Fall Leaf Collection Program Begins October 29
The 2-for-1 fall leaves collection program starts October 29 and ends December 15... Read More
2:1 Fall Leaf Collection Program Begins October 29
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2021 Village Vehicle Sticker On Sale October 1
2021 Vehicle stickers are on sale starting October 1. Residents are encouraged to purchase their vehicle stickers online due to crowds anticipated for Early Voting. ... Read More
2021 Village Vehicle Sticker On Sale October 1
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