Legal

  • In-House Counsel
    Robin Ward
  • Telephone 847.368.5700
  • Email legalmail@vah.com
  • Hours 8am-5pm Weekdays


The Legal Department provides service in three general areas: administrative, legislative, and litigation. The administrative function includes advising Village Staff as well as elected and appointed officials. The legislative function includes drafting ordinances and maintaining the Village Code. With regards to litigation, there is a Village Prosecutor who handles the Village monthly traffic court calls. Department Staff oversee outside counsel as they represent the Village in lawsuits and assist in the administrative adjudication process. 







Legal Services
  • Research and preparation of ordinances.
  • Oversee Freedom of Information (FOIA) Requests throughout Village Departments. 
  • Preparation, negotiation and review of all contracts and agreements entered into between the Village and other parties.
  • Interpretation and application of ordinances, statutes and judicial decisions regarding particular situations including HIPPA, FOIA and OMA.
  • Ensuring the Village consistently complies with existing and newly passed federal and state laws.
  • Oversee requests for vacation of unimproved public right-of-way.
  • Reviews documents related to transactions to which the Village is a party, as well as dealing with the Village’s interest in real and personal property
  • Participating in matters of negotiations including collective bargaining, and negotiations between the Village and other parties.
  • Maintain the Municipal Code.
Notices of Foreclosure

Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1503, a copy of the notice of foreclosure for residential real estate located within the Village of Arlington Heights should be sent to:

Legal Department
Village of Arlington Heights
33 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL  60005

News
Upcoming Asphalt Maintenance on Village Streets
Starting the week of June 24, weather permitting, Corrective Asphalt Materials (CAM) will perform preventive maintenance on Village streets that were resurfaced in 2018. ... Read More
Upcoming Asphalt Maintenance on Village Streets
Reclamite Maintenance
Refuse Collection Schedule Changes for Fourth of July Holiday
The refuse collection schedule changes due to the Fourth of July holiday.... Read More
Refuse Collection Schedule Changes for Fourth of July Holiday
Groot services
Traffic Enforcement Campaign, Safety Checkpoint Held June 21
Arlington Heights Police are conducting enforcement activities for the Independence Holiday relating to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket." A roadside safety check will be held on Friday, June 21 at Rand Road and Beverly Lane.... Read More
Traffic Enforcement Campaign, Safety Checkpoint Held June 21
Special Traffic Enforcement Campaigns
Comment by July 12 on Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan
The public has 30 days to comment on the proposed Substantial Amendments to the Consolidated Plan and the Draft 2019 Annual Action Plan.... Read More
Comment by July 12 on Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan
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