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Elim Eagles 5K Run/Walk/Roll

The Annual Elim Eagles' 5K Run/Walk/Roll will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m. at Elim's Campus, 13020 S. Central Avenue, Palos Heights. This family fun event offers a kids obstacle course, refreshments, music and raffles. Fore more details, pleae contact Bill Lodewyk at 708-389-0555. ...read more »

Adopt-A-Pot Flower Planting Program

The Palos Heights Beautification Committee's Annual Adopt-A-Pot Flower Planting Day: Saturday, May 20 at 8 a.m. in the Municipal Pool Parking Lot. Volunteers are needed to plant the pots that are placed all around Palos Heights in an effort to "Keep Palos Heights Beautiful". Coffe and donuts are served to all who come out to help plant. Also needed are sponsorships ...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 »

Classic Car Event

The 14th Annual Classic Car Event is being held on Thursday, July 20. Sponsors and volunteers are needed to make this show a huge success. Please see attached for details. ...read more »

COCO Fashion Show & Luncheon

COCO Fashion Show, Elegant Lucheon and Unique Portrayal of Coco's Life by Annette Baldwin is being held on Saturday, May 13, 12 p.m to 3 p.m. at the Palos Heights Recreation Center's Orchard Room. The event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Palos Heights Public Arts Commission. Fashions presented by Mona Lisa and Biologie Boutiques. Tickets are $50 and available for purchase at City Ha...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 »

Welcome to the new Palos Heights website

  Welcome to the City of Palos Heights’ new website! We are pleased to present a new improved site with state-of the art technology which allows the site to work on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. It has the ability to quickly search for events, announcements, community news, and special business offers, as well as easy access to city permits and forms. It featu...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 »

2016-17 Vehicle Sticker

Vehicle License Renewal Forms will be mailed in mid-May  Please wait until you receive this form before purchasing your sticker(s) for 2016/17.  Check the renewal form for accurate information.  If there are any changes, simply cross out and write in the correct information.  You can mail in your renewal form along with a check using the envelope enclosed and your sticker(s) wi...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 »