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About

The Town Clerk:
  • serves as Chief Election Officer, Public Information and Legislative Administrator, and Local Registrar of Vital Records and Statistics
  • ensures that appropriate notification and procedure are adhered to in the making of legislative policy by the Town and manages public access to information
  • issues various licenses (I.e. marriage, and dog licenses)
  • serves ex officio as a member of the Board of Registrars and is responsible for carrying out the functions of the Board in the preparation, publication, and circulation of lists of voters
  • prepares the annual street listing of Groton residents and submits all bylaws passed by Town Meeting to the state Attorney General for approval
The Town Clerk is assisted by one or more paid Assistant Town Clerks


Contact
Email: TownClerk@townofgroton.org
Phone: 978-448-1100   |   Fax: 978-448-2030
Office: Town Hall   |   173 Main Street
Hours: M 8:00am - 7:00pm; T-TH 8:00am - 4:00pm; F 8:00am - 1:00pm


Employees
Staff Member Role
Michael Bouchard
Town Clerk
Nancy Pierce
Assistant Town Clerk
Marlene Kenney
Assistant Town Clerk


News and Information

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Notary Services

The Town Clerk’s office offers free Notary Public services.  Kindly call ahead before coming to the office. You must bring some form of identification (preferably a driver's license) with you to verify your signature.




Death Certificates

The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for original records of all deaths that have occurred in Groton. Death certificates are public records. A certified copy of a death certificate may be obtained in person or by mail.

Fee: Fees for certified copies are payable by cash or check or online payment. View the fee schedule PDF document. You can make an online payment by accessing Unibank. Pick from the Activity drop down.

Requests for records can be made to the Town Clerk's Office. We accept mail and phone orders. View our office hours above.




Birth Certificates

The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for original records of all births that have occurred within Groton and the Commonwealth of people whose parents resided in or are residing in Groton at the time of the birth.

To pick up certificates in person: Please order your birth certificates by phone, and they will be prepared in advance of your arrival. Walk-in requests are also accepted and you may wait while the certificates are prepared.

To receive certificates by mail: Send a check payable to "Town of Groton". Your request should include the name and date of birth appearing on the certificate, a contact telephone or e-mail address, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If the record requires identification (see below,) the appropriate person must sign the request and include a photocopy of a driver's license or government-issued photo ID.

Fee: Fees for certified copies are payable by cash or check or online payment. View the fee schedule PDF document. You can make an online payment by accessing Unibank. Pick from the Activity drop down.

Requests for records can be made to the Town Clerk's Office. We accept mail and phone orders. View our office hours above.

Records requiring identification: A record is not accessible to the general public if the parents were unmarried at the time the child was born (and have not since married and amended the birth record), or if the father's name does not appear on the record. When this is true, only the mother, father (if listed,) or child may request a certificate. Identification will be required. Identification is not required for other records.

Urgent mail requests: You may use an express or overnight service to send your request. Include a prepaid envelope of the same type for express or overnight return.

The Massachusetts State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics can also provide certificates for Groton or any other Massachusetts community. Follow the link to their website for more information.