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
Police at Railroad Crossings September 24 for "Operation Clear Track"
During “Operation Clear Track,” Arlington Heights Police Department personnel will be stationed at targeted railroad grade crossing locations to issue citations or warnings to violators. ... Read More
Police at Railroad Crossings September 24 for "Operation Clear Track"
Police car at railroad crossing
Document Shredding Event, October 12
Document Destruction Event held Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. - Noon at Arlington Park Racetrack. Please enter via Euclid Avenue.... Read More
Document Shredding Event, October 12
files
Everything "Falls" Into Place at Autumn Harvest, October 5
Scarecrows, hayrides, pumpkins and more are in store for the Autumn Harvest event held Saturday, October 5 in North School Park. ... Read More
Everything "Falls" Into Place at Autumn Harvest, October 5
Autumn Harvest activity
Parking App Rolls Out in Downtown for Daily Fee Parking
Pay for daily fee spaces in the Downtown via the new Passport Parking app being rolled out the week of September 9.... Read More
Parking App Rolls Out in Downtown for Daily Fee Parking
Passport Parking Sign