Located midway between New York City and Boston on the I-95 corridor, the City of Groton offers a rich mixture of shoreline living, New England history, and recreational activities. Bounded by the Thames River and Long Island Sound, this small community, is a great place to live, work, and play.

Residents and visitors enjoy a variety of recreational and historic activities. The City maintains Washington Park, which contains baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a fitness trail, children's playground, picnic pavilions and ample room for outdoor concerts and family play. On its southern tip, Eastern Point Beach provides a beautiful location to enjoy the waters of Long Island Sound. Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Connecticut's only extant Revolutionary War battle site, offers visitors a rare visit to an earthwork fort. Throughout the year, Residents and visitors alike enjoy a calendar filled with recreational activities.

The City has a strong employment base. Its two major employers are Electric Boat, the designer and builder of our nation's submarines, and Pfizer, which maintains a premier research and development campus within the City. Small businesses find a healthy climate for development in the City, and the City welcomes the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs who choose to locate in our community.

The City of Groton is a great place for families to grow. Our Parks and Recreation Department offers quality programs. Educational options include the Groton Public Schools, Sacred Heart School, the Marine Science Magnet High School, and the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut. The City offers diverse housing opportunities to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets.

Municipal services make the City of Groton an excellent choice for residents and businesses. The City of Groton was recently named one of the ten safest communities in Connecticut by Movoto Real Estate. City-provided services include highway and roadside maintenance as well as sanitation and sewer services. Groton Utilities, a department of the City, provides quality electric and water services at competitive rates.

Whether you're visiting or staying for a lifetime the welcoming atmosphere and sense of community will make you feel right at home.

The City of Groton's next holiday closing will be Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day. Click here to see a list of all Holiday Closings.

City of Groton Online Parking Ticket System

The City of Groton now has the ability to accept parking ticket payments online through the following link: https://www.parkingticketpayment.com/groton.

There is a $3.50 convenience fee in addition to the fine to use this service.

Fraud Alert

Some City of Groton residents have seen an increase in telephone and internet or computer based fraud especially against our senior citizens. If you are concerned about unsolicited email or a phone call claiming for example that you owe money to the IRS or some other entity, or warning you that your computer is at risk, please feel free to contact the City of Groton Police Department at 860-445-2451.

The Federal Trade Commission maintains an excellent web site with resources and information on many types of scams and identity theft. You may also register a complaint through their web site. Please take a moment to look at their site at the following link: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/.

This past winter has seen the implementation of city wide parking bans. The city of Groton uses a notification system to keep our citizens up to date on emergencies and parking bans. The notifications go out to landline telephones and to those who register for the system. If you do not have a landline phone or you wish to receive notifications of emergency situations, please register your cell phone, email or other communications mode at the following web site: http://www.ctalert.gov/ctalert/site/default.asp.

Notice to Groton Shoreline Homeowners

The State of Connecticut has established a program to provide low interest loans to homeowners and business subject to coastal flooding. The funds are to be used to elevate homes and businesses in the VE or AE zones to help protect them from future storms and severe weather.

The program is called "SHORE UP CT". You can access more detailed information at www.ShoreUpCT.org or at the City Planner's office in the Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St.

City of Groton Recognized for Pumpout Boat Facility

GROTON - The State of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has recognized the City of Groton for its outstanding efforts in helping to maintain the environmental integrity of Long Island Sound. DEEP cited the City of Groton and nine other boat pumpout facilities in the state for removing the most recreational boat sewage during the 2013 boating season.

DEEP Award Photo

WINNING SMILE - Kelsey Reeves (right), dock attendant for the City of Groton pumpout dock, accepts an award on behalf of the City of Groton from the State of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee(center) presented the award to the City for its pumpout boat program. Kate Hughes Brown, Clean Vessel Act Program Coordinator, is pictured on the left.
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The City of Groton has passed a new Bulky Waste Ordinance and a new Blight Ordinance. The City will be actively enforcing these ordinances in order to enhance the quality of life in our community. We invite you to review these ordinances which can be viewed at the links below. If you have questions please feel free to call the Mayor's Office at 860.446.4103.

The City of Groton Youth Advisory Committee is looking for your input on what types of programs or activities you would participate in during the year if offered by the City or another agency.

Please take a few minutes to complete the below survey and let us know.


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Summer In the City is a new City of Groton initiative designed to build community spirit and promote the City of Groton as a great place to live, work and play. This will be a summer filled with activities designed to attract people of all ages and interests. Special events large and small; music and dance; classes, lectures, and presentations of all kinds are featured in the program.
For more information, please visit http://www.summerinthecitygroton.com/

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