Welcome to Beloit...
Welcome to the City of Beloit's website!  Beloit is located on the southern Wisconsin state line and our Welcome Center near the Interstate 39/90 and I-43 interchange greets over 1,000,000 tourists annually.  Beloit was forged in fire and heavy industrial manufacturing, but we survived the great recession with a renewed spirit.  We celebrate a proud legacy of strength, beauty, and diversity.  Some of our greatest assets include, our world-class riverfront, our charming downtown, the internationally renowned Beloit College and historic residential neighborhoods. 

What's Happening... 
PUBLIC NOTICE - Pursuant to 24 CFR 570.507(a)(1) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations, the City of Beloit's Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is being made available for review and comment. This report outlines how the 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds were expended and describes the activities that were undertaken in the City of Beloit that met the housing, homeless and community development needs of City residents. Interested parties may review the CAPER in the Community Development Department, Third Floor of Beloit City Hall, 100 State Street, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, from February 28 through March 28, 2018. A copy of the CAPER will also be available at the Beloit Public Library and on the City's website under City Departments - Community Development - CDBG Forms and Reports. A public hearing on the 2017 CAPER will be held on March 28, 2018 during the regularly scheduled Community Development Authority (CDA) meeting in the Forum of City Hall at 4:30 PM. For further information or to submit comments, contact Teri Downing in the Community Development Department at 608-364-6705 or by email at

For those seeking shelter from the cold temperatures, several local organizations in the area have announced participation as warming centers. These organizations are designated daytime warming centers through the winter season.
  • Beloit Grinnell Senior Center, 631 Bluff St., Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 608-364-2875
  • Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd., Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; 608-364-2905
  • Salvation Army, 628 Broad St., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 608-362-6755 or 608-365-6572
For those seeking overnight shelter, the following shelters are operated in Rock County.
  • The Sparrow's Nest, 1816 Harrison Ave., Beloit, Monday-Sunday, after 5 p.m.; 608-362-8215
  • Gifts Men's Shelter, 1025 N. Washington St., Janesville, Monday-Sunday, call to register; 608-728-4941
  • House of Mercy, 320 Lincoln St., Janesville, Monday-Sunday, register by 6 p.m.; 608-754-0045 (women, children and families only)

City of Beloit Comprehensive Plan - The Beloit City Council appointed a Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee to begin updating the City's 2008 Comprehensive Plan, which is available here.
The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee developed a public opinion survey that will be used in revising the plan that will guide the City's development and redevelopment over the next decade. We are especially focused on encouraging the development, redevelopment, preservation and rehab of housing in the City. The survey is available in English and Spanish, and should take no more than five minutes to complete. Please contact Drew Pennington, Director of Planning and Building Services if you have questions:  608-364-6711

Link to survey in English:


Link to survey in Spanish:


Survey - The Beloit Police Department is working with Community Development and Community Action on the city of Beloit's Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) plan. NRSA is a tool to use Community Block Grant funds in a way that would most benefit the outlined neighborhoods stated in the plan. NRSA is focusing on the Hackett and Merrill neighborhoods. The Police Department asks citizens who live and/or work in the Hackett and Merrill Neighborhoods to complete a survey to measure the level of fear in these neighborhoods. Please click here for a link to the Police Department's page, where you will have a choice to take the survey in English or Spanish. 

Conversations with the Community - Have you had a chance to attend one of the "Conversations with the Community" events? These informal, on-going "conversations" are hosted by the Beloit Police Department, with support from the Pastoral Advisory Team, and open to the public. 

The Police Department has developed a survey and they are very interested in your feedback.  Please click here for a link to the survey:


2018 Operating Budget Book is available [here]. The document is 477 pages, so may take some time to open.

2018 - 2023 Capital Improvement Program is available [here].

The 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is available on the City's website. Please click [here] to review the document.


 Strategic Plan Oct. 2016 - 2018 is available [here].

 "Request Beloit Services" Now Available -  “Beloit Services” is an online and mobile service request system for the City of Beloit. “Beloit Services” allows residents to identify issues and report those service requests directly to the City of Beloit. Please click [here] to request Beloit Services.

Volunteers are needed for City Boards and Commissions.  Although over 120 citizens currently volunteer for municipal committees, many vacancies are currently available.  Please click [here] to view a listing of City Boards and Commissions and to obtain a application.

The City of Beloit/Beloit Utilities now offers paperless e-statements to our utility customers.  Please click [here] to enroll.

Public Works construction updates can be viewed [here]. 

City Council agendas and packets can be viewed [here].

The weekly Beloit Report can be viewed [here].

For public notices click [here].

Last updated 2/23/2018 11:21:39 AM