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
Public Works Ready for Snow, Are You?
During snow removal operaitons, Public Works' drivers will first clear the arterial and collector streets. Trucks will make two opening passes on all streets and then return later to plow the street full width to the curb. ... Read More
Public Works Ready for Snow, Are You?
Keep the Wreaths Red!
Keep the Wreath Red by thinking of fire safety when decorating and celebrating your holidays.... Read More
Keep the Wreaths Red!
Coyote Sightings in Arlington Heights
While sightings of coyotes have increased, they are a part of our natural habitat. There are steps you can take to keep them away from your property. ... Read More
Coyote Sightings in Arlington Heights
Police Department Receives 4th Law Enforcement Accreditation Award
Our Police Department achieved the distinction of its fourth CALEA award, which less than 4% of departments receive nationwide.... Read More
Police Department Receives 4th Law Enforcement Accreditation Award