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
Vehicle Sticker Enforcement
The Village will begin to pursue stronger Vehicle Sticker enforcement in April.... Read More
Vehicle Sticker Enforcement
Vehicle Sticker
Arlington 425 Project at Plan Commission on March 27
A public hearing regarding the Arlington 425 project will be held at the Plan Commission meeting on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. This proposed projectis located on the northern three-quarters of Block 425 in the Downtown. Block 425 is the only v... Read More
Arlington 425 Project at Plan Commission on March 27
Overall rendering of Arlington 425 Project
Electronics Recycling & Shredding, April 27
Get rid of those old TVs and bank statements and other documents you have been storing in your home at the annual Spring Sweep event held at Arlington Racecourse from 9 a.m. - Noon on Saturday, April 27... Read More
Electronics Recycling & Shredding, April 27
Spring Sweep Event
Landscape Waste Starts April 1, New Rates
Landscape waste collection resumes April 1. Landscape waste stickers and other rates have changed for the 2019-2020 contract year between the Village and Groot.... Read More
Landscape Waste Starts April 1, New Rates
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