City Hall, Wage Memorial Library, and the City Shop will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th for the Independence Day holiday. Have a safe holiday weekend! Ordinance 6-4-2 Fireworks. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, keep for sale, or offer for sale to any person in the City of Groton any firecrackers, Roman Candles, rockets, or other fireworks or explosives from which firecrackers, blank cartridges, or other fireworks may be made or manufactured. Fireworks shall be defined as those fireworks classified by the US Department of Transportation as Class C (Common) Fireworks (C.F.R. Title 49 - Transportation, Part 173.100 (r)) effective on January 1, 1983, including but not limited to those fireworks designed primarily to produce visible effects by combustion, that must comply with the construction, chemical composition, and label regulations promulgated by the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (C.F.R. Title 16 -Commercial Practices, Part 1507), effective on January 1, 1983. No person shall discharge or shoot any fireworks or firecrackers of any kind, within the City of Groton. Public display of fireworks is permitted at any time with the written consent of the City Council.
11 days ago, City of Groton
independence day
City Hall, Wage Memorial Library, and the City Shop will be closed Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth.
25 days ago, City of Groton
Prayers to the Harder family as they mourn the passing of their beloved family member. Merle Harder passed away June 4, 2024 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Merle served as a volunteer firefighter for 17 years and held various positions in the fire department. He was elected to serve on the Groton City Council for 11 years and retired from the Groton Area School District after 26 years.
about 1 month ago, City of Groton
Happy Forever 605 Day from your Groton Finance Officers! Forever 605 is a state stewardship program for visitors and residents that raises awareness about caring for South Dakota. The program is named after South Dakota's single area code, nodding to all the beauty, wonder, and fun our state encompasses. #Forever605
about 1 month ago, City of Groton
605 day
The City of Groton and the Groton Chamber have compiled more welcome bags for new residents. We are grateful for our local businesses who have donated items for us to include. If you don't see any of your promo items, be sure to drop some off at City Hall.
about 1 month ago, City of Groton
resident bags
The city received the donation of 2 benches for our park in loving memory of Doug Ehrenberg, Sr. Doug passed away November 25, 2023. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he served as an elder for many years and was also a member of the Groton American Legion Post #39. We are so grateful to Doug's family for their donation!
about 2 months ago, City of Groton
bench 1
bench 2
City Hall, Wage Memorial Library and the City Shop will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
about 2 months ago, City of Groton
memorial day
The Groton Swimming Pool opens today! 2024 information can be found online at
about 2 months ago, City of Groton
Two Elm trees provided by Poet-Groton were planted at the Groton Baseball Complex for Earth Day. Kelly Schneider, Mary Carrico and Jess Freeland helped get tree # 1 in the ground. Many thanks to Weber Landscaping crew for “actually” digging the holes and planting and to Poet-Groton for donating the trees!
about 2 months ago, City of Groton
All 2024 Summer Baseball, Softball, and T-ball schedules have been posted online at Schedules are also available on the Mobile App by clicking documents on the menu bar and by searching for recreation. Visit Groton SD Community and Groton Baseball/Softball Foundation on Facebook for updates!
about 2 months ago, City of Groton
Swimming Pool bricks are an ongoing fundraiser and are a great idea to remember a loved one, honor a friend, or celebrate a relative. Form can be filled out and returned to City Hall. We appreciate any support of our summer recreation programs!
about 2 months ago, City of Groton
pool bricks
2024 Swimming Pool information has been posted online at Be sure to visit the website for information on swimming lessons, pricing and much more!
2 months ago, City of Groton
2024 Summer uniform pick up has commenced! Be sure to stop at City Hall, located at 120 N Main St., today from 1-6pm or tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14th from 1-6pm. If you do not have anything to pick up but have fees to pay, be sure to do so online at
2 months ago, City of Groton
4-1-11 Yard Waste Removal. The person, firm, corporation or business responsible for disposal of yard waste shall not place or leave on any public street, road, alley or sidewalk or other public ground in the City of Groton, any yard waste which may obstruct the free use of said street, road, alley, or sidewalk of public ground or which could obstruct storm water, gutters, or inlands. For a first violation of this ordinance, a fine of $25 shall be imposed; for a second violation a fine of $50 shall be imposed; for a third violation a fine of $100 shall be imposed; for a fourth violation of this ordinance a fine of up to $500 shall be imposed. The City Finance Office shall notify the violator of any such violation and the amount of fine to be imposed for that violation as described above, and if the violator remits payment for that fine directly to the City Finance Office, no further action will follow on that violation. If the violator refuses to remit payment for that amount demanded within 30 days from the date of the written notice, the case can then be prosecuted as a criminal offense.
2 months ago, City of Groton
yard waste
Our collection of obituaries have been updated online Obituaries can also be viewed on the mobile app. Please email with any obituaries that need to be added, thanks!
3 months ago, City of Groton
Members of the area will meet Thursday, April 18th at 7pm at City Hall for the last of 3 scheduled core team sessions to discuss economic development in the Groton SD Community. From this core team, 6 members will be chosen to serve on the Groton Development Corporation. Individuals are encouraged to attend the meeting or reach out to City Hall at 605-397-8422 if they would like to join this process.
3 months ago, City of Groton
economic development
Mike Olson, our city’s code enforcement officer, will be mailing out violation notices today and should be received sometime this week. If you receive a notice and have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mike directly at 605-216-3679.
3 months ago, City of Groton
code enforcement
Below are details on tonight's alert... Groton garbage routes are back to normal, effective immediately. Thank you for your cooperation in preserving our streets during spring thaw. Also Spring Cleanup will be held April 27-May 3. Please take your items to the City Shop or call City Hall at 605-397-8422 for your items to be picked up.
3 months ago, City of Groton
The Groton Chamber shared this welcome with attendees of the 2024 SDML District 6 meeting last night. Check it out and be sure to add these events to your calendar! If you have an event to add, be sure to email
3 months ago, City of Groton
2024 events
City employees worked this afternoon at the Groton Legion setting up to host the 2024 SDML District 6 Meeting. Almost 5 dozen individuals from McPherson, Edmunds, Faulk, Spink, and Brown counties will be in attendance. What a great opportunity to showcase our city! We are thankful to the Groton Legion for allowing us to utilize their facility and grateful to the Groton Chamber for donating tumblers for attendees. Thank you to local businesses who donated items for our door prizes as well!
3 months ago, City of Groton
district mtg