Due to recent area thefts, we are urging residents to please remove all valuables and always lock the doors when you exit your vehicle.  Please make sure that keys, wallets, purses, phones, etc. are not left in plain view.  Many of the vehicle thefts are occurring in vehicles that are left unlocked with items unsecured. 

Additionally, please keep items, such as bicycles, lawnmowers, weed eaters, tractors, ATVs, in a locked garage or shed, or secured with a lock and chain.

If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, report it immediately to law enforcement.


24/7 Contact:

Janesville Police Department – (319) 352-5400 - (Bremer-Waverly Law Enforcement Center)

Bremer-Waverly Law Enforcement Center – (319) 352-5400

Black Hawk County Dispatch Center – (319) 291-2515

Precautions to avoid your water lines from freezing!

City residents and businesses should be aware of the possibility of their water service lines
freezing during cold-weather months.  The temperature of city water averages around 50 degrees. Water in service lines below 40 degrees may freeze.  After letting your water run for a few minutes, check the temperature of the water from your cold-water faucetIf itis below40degrees, you should consider letting your water run a steady stream the size of a pencil from a single cold-water faucet. Thisshould helpkeeppipes fromfreezing,butit will increase yourwateraswellasyour sewer bill.
Citizens should be concerned with the freezing of plumbing inunheated basements or
plumbing in outside walls. In addition, during the cold-weather months, the frostin thegroundwill continue togo deeper, even whentheoutside temperatureisrising. This maycauseyour serviceline, within the ground, outside of your house or business, to freeze.
Continue to monitor the temperatureof your water untilthecity is in an extendedwarm
weather pattern.
For more information,pleasecontact our Public WorksDirectorat (319) 987-2905 or

Join the Janesville First Responders!

Are you looking for a way to volunteer and give back to your community? The
Janesville 1st Responders are looking for men and women to join our group. We
will pay for your Emergency Medical Responder certification in return for a 2
year commitment to our group. If you are currently a Registered Nurse, no
additional certification is required!
First Responders, also called Emergency Medical Responders, are certified
workers who arrive to help in emergency situations, after 911 is called for a car
accident, medical assistance, a natural disaster or when emergency crews are
needed at any time. First Responders are trained to assess the situation,
provide medical and, often, lifesaving aid when needed, and keep the situation
under control until an ambulance arrives. Being a First Responder is an
extremely rewarding way of volunteering, as you will play a crucial role in
protecting and helping your friends and neighbours with emergencies of all
kinds. You will also be joining a tight-knit group of men and women dedicated to
providing life-saving services for our community. As a volunteer Emergency
Medical Responder, you can expect to attend one meeting per month and that
will include all of the training sessions necessary to keep your certification. Call
schedules are flexible as we provide 24/7 care to those in need.
If you are interested in joining the Janesville 1st
Responders, or would like more information about becoming part of our group please contact Traci Berry by email at or by phone (319) 987-3020 or Nicole
Einck at or by phone 319-290-6779.
Thank You!
Traci Berry
Janesville 1st Responder Director


Burning and Tree Trimming Ordinances

Janesville Code of Ordinances



No person shall allow, cause, or permit the burning of refuse, garbage, or rubbish at any time. The burning of yard waste and personal papers is allowed; however, such burning shall not take place between 8:15 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. on those days when school is in session. Yard waste means any debris such as grass clippings, leaves, garden waste, brush, and trees. Yard waste does not include tree stumps.




No person shall burn any trash, leaves, rubbish, or other combustible material in any curb and gutter or on any paved or surfaced street.


It is also city ordinance to keep the trees on, or above the surface of the street, trimmed so that all branches will be at least 15 ft above the the surface of the street and 8 ft above the sidewalks.

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