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Town Census Delay

Town Census forms are usually mailed the first week in January. This year, however, the town's print-mail vendor was delayed. The Town Clerk's Office expects the census to be mailed this week.

The census is mailed to all households in Groton. Remember to return your census now. The Census keeps your voter information current, and helps the town document its population for proof of residence needs, grant applications and historical research.

Keep Your Voting Status Active

Conducting a town-wide census annually is state law. Filling out the census form is important for several reasons. But since the annual census form is used to maintain the voting roles, if you neglect to return it, you are moved to the 'inactive' voting list.

In consequence, if you go to the polls not having returned the census form, you will be required to certify that you still live in Groton by filling out a form and producing a drivers license or other form of identification before being able to vote.

Avoid Late Dog Registration Fees

Included with your Town Census is a dog registration reminder. You can register your dog in person, by mail or online before Feb. 28 and avoid late fees. The registration form is available separately at You can register online, by mail or in person. A valid rabies certificate must be on file or sent with your application.


Also included with the census are two survey requests:

The Cable Committee is asking for input on quality and services.

The Council on Aging is taking an extensive look at our growing population of seniors 60 and over.

If you have any questions about the census or associate documents, contact the Town Clerk at 978-448-1100 or All forms can be returned to Town Clerk,

Groton Herald

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 610, Groton, Massachusetts 01450

161 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
[above Main Street Café]

Telephone: 978-448-6061

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