City Clerk

The City Clerk is the official records keeper of the City of Groton as well as the keeper of the seal. The City Clerk’s office is a source of information for the public, visitors and residents alike.

City Clerk provides the following functions:

  • Coordinates city elections
  • Manages meeting agendas and minutes
  • Receives boards, commissions and committee applications
  • Maintains city records, budget and charter
  • Manages boards, commissions and committee vacancies
  • Publishes legal notices
  • Maintains city records
  • Receives Freedom of Information (FOI) requests

Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests

The Connecticut Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to obtain records and attend meetings of all public agencies with certain exceptions.

All FOIA requests must be done in writing. You may email the request to or drop the request off in person in the Municipal Building at the City Clerk's office. Please be detailed so that we have a clear and complete understanding of the request.

Requesters should be aware that the City receives many requests for information under FOIA, and that City personnel require time to gather and review responsive records.  The City works to provide complete responses, but doing so takes time, and patience is requested and appreciated, as these requests are fulfilled.

Learn more about the City of Groton FOIA process.

Learn more about the State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Act.

Marriage Licenses, Birth/Death Certificates/Dog Licenses, etc.

Information regarding Marriage Licenses, Birth and Death Certificates, Dog Licenses, and clamming permits can be obtained through the Town of Groton Clerk's office or by calling 860-441-6640.