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  • Organized in 1850
  • One of 30 townships in Cook County
  • Covers about 36 square miles
  • According to 2010 census, population of 15,636
  • Within its borders are all or part of Barrington, Barrington Hills (south three quarters), East Dundee, Hoffman Estates, Inverness (west quarter) and South Barrington.​

602 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL  60010

Welcome to the Barrington Township website.  We hope this will be a useful resource for you.  As always, please feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns.


(Resource, Township Officials of Illinois)
Township Government was established in 1636 in Providence, Rhode Island.  It is the oldest existing form of government that continues to serve the North American Continent.  Prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, township government had already been in existence for 140 years.  

Voters were given the opportunity to adopt Township Government in 1848 through the Illinois Constitution.  The first township governments began operation by 1850.  At present, 85 out of 102 Illinois counties utilize the township form of government.  More than 8 million citizens are served by the 1,432 townships

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Township Office