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Visiting Janesville and New Resident Information

Welcome to Janesville! 

With more than 2,500 acres of parks and open spaces, Janesville is known as "Wisconsin's Park Place." Janesville's many parks, trails, recreation facilities and location along the Rock River offer year-round recreation activities that include boating, swimming, golfing, water and cross-county skiing. Tours and attractions include the Rotary International Botanical Gardens and the Lincoln-Tallman Restorations. Janesville is located in Rock County, and its city limits include about 27.94 square miles or 17,888 acres of land.

In a 2000 satisfaction survey of Janesville residents sponsored by the City of Janesville, 93 percent of residents rated the quality of life in Janesville as good to very good. When asked what they most liked about living here, residents said that Janesville was clean, beautiful and had great parks. They also described Janesville as friendly, peaceful and safe. We feel you will enjoy visiting Janesville too, or living in Janesville if you are a new resident.


Information Packets & Helpful Community Resources

  • Activities and resources that Janesville has to offer businesses, residents and visitors such as information on local schools, fun activities for families, downtown dining options, golf courses, supportive organizations for businesses and much more
  • Information about relocating to Janesville

Where to Call for New Resident Services

Gas & Electric 
Alliant Energy 800-862-6222
24-hour customer service/billing  
Water & Wastewater Janesville Water Utility Billing Office 755-3090
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Driver's License & Motor Vehicle Registration
State of Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles
645 South Wright Road, Janesville. Telephone: 800-924-3570
U.S. Post Office

1818 Milton Avenue; Telephone: 800-754-5556

Downtown Service Center: 20 S. Main Street; 800-275-8777

Child Care Referral Service Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral Network
Election & Voting Information Contact the Clerk Treasurer's Office, 755-3073
Recycling & Trash Pick Up 2200 U.S. Hwy 51, North; Telephone: 755-3110

Janesville School District 

527 South Franklin St.; Telephone:  743-5000
Milton School District 430 East High St.; Telephone:  868-9200


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