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About Groton
Groton, founded in 1655, has a population of 10,873 (2012 Town Census) and is located in the Nashoba Valley area in northwestern Middlesex County. The town is governed by Town Meeting. With an area of 32.54 square miles, Groton is the largest town in Middlesex County. There are 106 miles of plowed or maintained roads within the town. Town Hall is 320 feet above sea level and the highest elevation is at Chestnut Hills at 516 feet above sea level.


Water Restrictions Effective 7/14/16
This is a public announcement for Groton Water Department customers only and does not include West Groton Water Customers and/or residences with private wells.

The Department of Environmental Protection has issued a “Severe Drought Warning” for Middlesex County which includes Groton MA. Due to the lack of precipitation over the past 12 – 18 months and the extremely heavy pumping demands being placed on the water supply system, the Groton Water Department is sending out the following revised Water Restrictions which are effective immediately.

Outside lawn irrigation is now limited to Saturdays and Sundays only through the month of September. All outside irrigation is now prohibited Monday through Friday.

How to comply – Odd numbered houses can irrigate on Saturdays and Even numbered houses can irrigate on Sundays during the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

If you have any questions with the Water Conservation Program, please call the Groton Water Department at 1-978-448-1122 or visit

Town of Groton Fireworks – Cancelled

After a meeting of the Town of Groton Safety Personnel, it has been determined that the current weather conditions pose too great a threat to hold the scheduled fireworks display on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Please consult the Town of Groton website for future rescheduling of the event.

Thank you for your understanding. 

Visual Budget Live
For many people the Town's budget is a large document that is hard to understand to see where your tax dollars are going. We are happy to try to present our budget in a more user friendly view. Numbers within, are actual end of year numbers reported by our accounting software and we will be updating this page after the close of each fiscal year. Click Here to view the Visual Budget.

Guide to Permitting
The Town of Groton maintains a multitude of guidelines and procedures homeowners, property and business owners, developers, brokers, and contractors must follow in making any changes to or who want to develop land within the Town of Groton. How to get started on almost anything can now be found within our permitting guide.

The intent of this guide is to streamline permitting by providing clear, easy-to-follow procedures that outline the development review process. Please see the document at the link below.

Town Election - Results
The final counts are in from the polls for the May 17th Town Election. Thank you to all who came out to vote. You can review the results at the link below.

Town Manager's Weekly Report
The Town Manager's weekly report is now available online as it is released to the Board of Selectmen.

Approved FY 2017 Budget
To view the Approved FY 2017 Budget click here. The budget was voted for at our first night of the 2016 Spring Town Meeting, contingent on the passing of an override from the May 17th Town Election where voters must vote on the override in a traditional ballot vote.

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Selectmen Meeting Videos

Selectmen Meeting Videos can be replayed on The Groton Channel's hosted
video page here

Public Meetings

TownofGrotonMA Twitter Feed

Visiting Town Hall

Certain departments in Town Hall have different hours, but in general, Town Hall is open Mondays, from 8am - 7pm; Tuesday through Thursday, from 8am - 4pm; and Friday from 8am - 1pm. Click here for a specific department's hours.

Groton Town Hall
173 Main Street
Groton, Massachusetts 01450