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
Early Voting Takes Place October 22 - November 5
Early voting will take place at Village Hall from October 22 - November 5. You can also request a mail ballot and find your polling place through the Cook County Clerk's Office website.... Read More
Early Voting Takes Place October 22 - November 5
Voting
Purchase Your 2019 Village Vehicle Sticker
The 2019 Village vehicle sticker is must be purchased by January 1, 2019. Purchase your sticker online and avoid long lines at Village Hall or mailing in your renewal form. The sticker must be displayed on the passenger-side of the front windshield o... Read More
Purchase Your 2019 Village Vehicle Sticker
2019 Vehicle Sticker
Register for Community Bike Ride October 6
A great 4-mile or 13-mile bike trip through Arlington Heights is planned for Saturday, October 6. The group will leave at 9:15 from North School Park. You can easily register online or at the park at 8 a.m. the morning of the event.... Read More
Register for Community Bike Ride October 6
Community Bike Ride
Make a Video for SAVE Challenge!
Local High School students are invited to participate in the SAVE Challenge where your video message could be chosen as a public service announcement to help educate everyone about the dangers of speeding.Unfortunately, speeding related fatalities ha... Read More
Make a Video for SAVE Challenge!
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