The Village of Peoria Heights is a home rule municipality governed by a Village Board of Trustees form of government. The legislative body (Village Board) consists of six trustees elected for a four-year term. Their terms are staggered, so that half are elected every two years. The Mayor is elected at large to a four-year term, as well as, the Village Clerk. The Mayor appoints the Village Treasurer. The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Village and presides over meetings of the Village Board. With the approval of the Village Board, the Mayor appoints non-elected Village officials.
The six trustees of the Village Board are elected to serve overlapping four-year terms and may be elected for an indefinite number of terms. The Village Board formulates policy and enacts local laws, usually in the form of resolutions and ordinances. The Village Board is directly responsible to the citizens of Peoria Heights.
The Village Clerk is the recording officer of the Village, elected at large for a four-year term. The Village Clerk is responsible for attending all meetings of the Village Board and keeping records of the proceedings. Village Board meetings are the first and third Tuesday of each month.