City Of Darien
1702 Plainfield Road
Darien, Illinois 60561
Telephone: 630-852-5000
Fax: 630-852-4709

Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Monday through Friday

Darien City Budget

Information about our current city budget can be found by clicking here.

Statutory cities in Illinois may operate under any of the following forms of government:

  • commission

  • city manager

  • mayor/council

  • mayor/council/administrator.

The City of Darien, when it was organized as a statutory City, chose the latter form.

Incorporated December 13, 1969, the City operates under a Council/Aldermanic form of government. The Mayor, City Clerk and City Treasurer are elected at large from the entire City. Aldermen are elected from seven Aldermanic wards to serve four year terms. A professional Administrator sees to the day-to-day City operations and is appointed by the Mayor and the City Council. Workshop sessions and City Council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at City Hall, commencing at 7:00pm and 7:30pm respectively. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meetings and to take an active part in the process.  If attending the meetings is not possible, Darien cable television subscribers can tune in to the live cablecast of City Council meetings or the video replay of the meeting at 10:00am, 2:00pm, 8:00pm and 2:00am seven (7) days per week on the City's government access channel, Darien Community Television Channel 6 (DCT-6).  Click here for the DCT-6 Program Guide.

The City is designed and will continue to grow as a planned community with a balance of private and multiple residential building, while also striving to provide convenient shopping areas. The City has commercial and light research type industry needed in the proper areas to keep our tax base as broad as possible. We are proud to be in some of the best school districts to be found within the State of Illinois. We also have a vibrant Darien Park District and the Indian Prairie Library District.