Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Janesville will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. 

Employment: The City of Janesville does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: The City of Janesville will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City of Janesville’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City of Janesville will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.  For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the City of Janesville offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of  the City of Janesvilleshould contact the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at (608) 755-3070,  TDD (608) 755-3190 as soon as possible but no later than two (2) business days before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the City of Janesville to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. 



(Title I)



(Title II)

 Complaints on the basis of disability in the City of Janesville hiring or employment practices should be directed to:  Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City of Janesville is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:

 Tara Semenchuk, ADA Coordinator, Title I

Assistant Human Resources Director

City of Janesville

18 North Jackson Street

P. O. Box 5005

Janesville, WI 53547-5005

Thomas Clippert, ADA Coordinator, Title II

Building Director

City of Janesville

18 North Jackson Street

P. O. Box 5005

Janesville, WI 53547-5005

The City of Janesville will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services.  To make a request, please contact the City Clerk-Treasurer's Office at (608) 755-3000, TTY (608) 755-3000, or 18 N. Jackson Street P.O. Box 5005 Janesville, Wisconsin 53547-5005.

Administrative Policy

Personnel Policy

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