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Now Available: Video On Demand

Grafton Cable Television now offers Video On Demand which allows people to view taped meetings or other information.

While our main function is maintaining fair and accurate assessments, the mission of the Grafton Assessors Office is to provide excellent service to the community through public awareness, education, and availability of assessment information, while looking towards future innovative measures to improve these services.

The Building Department is responsible for the review and issuance of Building Permits, Zoning Permits and Sign Permits. The Inspector of Buildings is also the Zoning Enforcement Officer charged with enforcing the Town of Grafton Zoning By-Laws. In addition, the Building Department coordinates inspections with the Electrical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, and Gas Inspector.

The Grafton Conservation Commission is the official agency charged with the protection of Grafton’s natural resources. The Commission has seven full members and several associate members, all of whom are appointed volunteers. Chief among the Commission’s responsibilities is the administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Chapter 131 Sec. 40). Additionally, the Commission advises other Town boards and officials, as well as private individuals and groups, on issues that relate to its areas of jurisdiction.
The Grafton Senior Center serves older persons, disabled persons of all ages and their caregivers. Programs that enhance dignity and quality of life, support independence and encourage general wellness are developed, coordinated, and promoted to meet the needs of these individuals. The Grafton Senior Center also provides advocacy and assistance.

The mission of the Department of Public Works is to provide outstanding public services for the residents of Grafton and our visitors while maintaining a superior infrastructure, providing a clean and safe environment, as well as sustaining a high quality of life.

The Grafton Housing Authority oversees housing for the elderly and the disabled as well as affordable housing for families. This housing includes the Forest Lane and Maxwell Drive complexes, which provide 128 apartments for people older than 60 or with disabilities; six units of family housing at McHale Drive and 16 units at Veteran's Circle. The authority also owns 20 units of housing on Forest Lane and Providence Road, for people with special needs, which is managed by Alternatives Unlimited.

To protect the health, safety and well-being of the residents of the Town of Grafton.

The goal is to enhance service to the citizens by hiring and retaining the best employees, increasing productivity and job satisfaction through the planning and administering of personnel programs, wellness initiatives and professional development designs along with healthcare benefits. We ensure that the Town has a skilled, competent and diverse workforce that will work to meet the Town's goals.
Supporting personal, educational, occupational, cultural and recreational endeavors.

The Planning Department's mission is twofold: to provide professional advice and technical expertise to elected officials, appointed boards and committees, Town departments and citizens to assist in understanding and addressing key community issues and priorities; and to continue to focus on a long term commitment to economic vitality, environmental integrity, and development design through the highest quality planning, implementation and development review.

The philosophy of the Grafton Police Department is that preventing crime and being proactive are the keys to maintaining a high quality of life in our community.

The Recreation Commission offers a comprehensive and varied program of public recreation activities, services and resources for Grafton residents.

The Board of Registrars consists of four members, one of which is the Town Clerk.  This office is responsible for voter registration and maintaining and updating voting lists, conducting the annual census, and the upkeep of the Central Voter Registry. In addition, this office is responsible for the conduct and supervision of all elections and the implementation of all election laws.

To prepare all students to be life-long learners and responsible citizens.

The Grafton Sewer Department operations are overseen by the Board of Sewer Commissioners and through the department's personnel; the Sewer Department is responsible for billing for sewer use fees, payment of bond issues, review of construction plans for future use and the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facility.

The Town Accountant’s office processes accounts payable and payrolls for all town departments. Permanent accounting records and budget information are maintained in the accounting department. Various monthly and annual reports are prepared for town departments and the Department of Revenue.

The Town Administrator is the chief administrative and fiscal officer for the Town appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The duties of the Town Administrator are set forth in Article 4 of the Town Charter and cover the full range of administrative and fiscal responsibilities associated with the daily operation of a municipal corporation.

The Town Clerk’s office keeps official Town records, issues licenses and administers the electoral process consistent with the Town Charter, Town By-Laws and State and Federal Law, and provides public information in an efficient and courteous manner. Responsibilities include the recording of a variety of official records and permanent documents; issuance of birth, death, and marriage certificates; and the recording of all Town Meeting action.  The office is also responsible for the administration of the Board of Registrars.
The Grafton Treasurer/Collector Office is committed to achieving a high standard of service to the public and municipal employees in the administration of all revenue and expenses of the Town of Grafton.

Central Massachusetts Veteran's Service District


30 Providence Road, Grafton, MA 01519
Phone: 508-839-5335 FAX: 508-839-4602
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri., 8:30AM - 4:30PM

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