The Town Clerk’s Office maintains vital records as described below. Records can be obtained in-person, by mail or by using an online ordering service. The Massachusetts State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics can also provide certificates for Groton or any other Massachusetts community.
Follow the link https://www.mass.gov/orgs/registry-of-vital-records-and-statistics to their website for more information.
How long does it take to get a vital record?: Mail and online orders are usually processed with 24 hours. Walk in service is available.
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, by mail or by using the online ordering service. Requests for records can be made to the Town Clerk’s Office. Please have the date of death available.
Fee: Fees for certified copies are payable by cash, check, credit card or online payment.
View the fee schedule PDF document.
You can make an online payment by accessing here.
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.