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Elim Dutch Festival

The Annual Dutch Festival will be held on Saturday, September 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Elim Campus located at 13020 S. Central Avenue, Palos Heights. The festival features fantastic food, entertainment acts, and shopping in the Dutch Village. This is Elim Christian Services largest fundraiser  and proceeds go towards the purchase of much-needed equipment and programming for children and a...read more »

Meyers Park Grand Opening

The newly renovated Meyers Park located behind the Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th Street, will have a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, September 23 at 4:00 p.m. followed by light sacks and refreshments. There will also be games, giveaways and more! ...read more »

PHWC Blood Drive

The Palos Heights Woman's Club is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Saturday, September 16, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Palos Heights Fire Department, 12300 S. Harlem Avenue. See attached for details ...read more »

Keep Palos Heights Beautiful Awards

The Palos Heights Beautification Committee is seeking nominations for their annual Keep Palos Heights Beautiful Awards. If you know of or have seen a garden, home, residential block, subdivision entrance, school, church, or business that is out of the norm and/or WOW!, please fill out the attached form and submit to the Palos Heights City Hall. 7607 W. College Drive c/o Keep Palos Heights Beautifu...read more »

Harvest in the Heights

The Palos Heights Woman's Club is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, September 23. The event starts with the Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the newly renovated Meyers Park at 4 p.m. followed by a social hour, dinner and dancing at the Palos Heights Recreation Center. See attched for details. ...read more »

Paper Shredding & Drug Disposal Event

Due to the overwhelming response to the recent event, the Palos Heights Public Library and Lake Katherine are hosting another event on Saturday, September 16, 8 to 11 a.m. in the Palos Heights Public Library parking lot. See attached for details on what is and is not acepted. ...read more »

Waste Hauler Contract

ATTENTION RESIDENTS: The City of Palos Heghts recently engaged in the process of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the City's waste hauling services. Although there appeared to be much interest, only 2 proposals were received. After careful review of the proposals and keeping the resident's best interest in mind, the City Council voted to approve the 5-year contract with Repub...read more »

Temporary Meeting Schedule

City Council and Committee meetings will be temporarily held at the Palos Heights Recreation Center starting June 27 while the Council Room is being remodeled. Meetings will be held on their scheduled dates and times. City Council meetings will be held in the Orchard Room and Committee meetings will be held in Rooms 104 and 106. See attached for more details. ...read more »

ComEd Notices

ATTENTION PALOS HEIGHTS RESIDENTS In 2012, the City adopted an ordinance to allow for the aggregation of electric load in order to negotiate lower electric rates for its residents along with other municipalities. At the time, ComEd’s rates were very high in comparison with other electric providers. On average, residents who had “opted-in” saw a savings of around $300. Over the...read more »

2017-18 Vehicle Stickers

Vehicle License Renewal Forms were mailed on May 22.  Please wait until you receive this form before purchasing your sticker(s).  Check the renewal form for accurate information.  If there are any changes, simply cross out the old information and write in the correct information. Payment Options: You can mail in your renewal form along with a check using the envelope enclosed and...read more »

Lake Arrowhead Project Update

Attention Palos Meadows Residents: Attached please find an updated report from the Director of Public Works in regards to the Lake Arrowhead Flood Relief Project. ...read more »

Farmers Market

The Palos Heights Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 10, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 S Harlem. Many vendors are returning and NEW vendors include: Sitka Salmon, Simple Taste, Farmer in the Dell Sprouts, Idle Hour Maple Syrup, and Noffke Family Farms fresh cut flowers. Link cards accepted. Gift Certificates available. ...read more »

Minimum Wage & Sick Leave

Attention Business Owners: The City of Palos Heights adopted an ordinance opting-out of Cook County's ordinances regarding minimum wage and Paid Sick Leave.  Businesses in Palos Heights shall comply with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations. The City's ordinance is attached, ...read more »

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed for the Palos Heights Public Arts Commission and Beautification Committee. Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved with the City or to help out at city events?  Click on the attached file for details or call Pat Sheppard at 708-480-3003. ...read more »

New Rental and Vacant Properties Ordinances

Effective Novemebr 1, 2016, the City of Palos Heights adopted the Rental Property Ordinance (O-28-16) and the Vacant Properties Ordinance (O-29-16). All rental and vacant properties must be registered with the city. For questions or concerns, please contact the Palos Heights Building Department at 708-361-1804. ...read more »

2017 Recycling Service Calendar

The 2017 Recycling Service Calendar is attached in pdf format. Magnets will be available at City Hall the 2nd week of January. ...read more »

Recycling Information

The City receives many inquiries from residents on how and/or where they can dispose of certain items, such as CFL bulbs, batteries, oil-based paint, etc. Our staff always tries to help residents find a disposal site and we would like to share a Recycling Center Directory website we have found to be extremely useful and easy to use: www.earth911.com. You simply type in the item you want to dispose...read more »

New Public Arts Brochure

Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy our community...whether by foot, bike or car. The new Public Arts brochure is available at City Hall and the Library and it features an easy-to-follow map with all the locations of sculptures and murals. Take time to appreciate the arts or introduce the collection to a friend or visitor.  The Arts Roundtable has met three times since its creation...read more »

Things You Should Know

Animal License: Pursuant to a city ordinance you must register your dog. Registration is renewable once a year and costs $5.00 per dog or cat. A rabies certification card is required. Download form here.   Block Party Request – Permit required. Download form here.   Business Licenses: Yearly payment for Palos Heights business licenses is collected by City Hall. Informat...read more »