Licenses, Permits, and Records
Massachusetts requires anyone conducting business under an alias (i.e., any name other than their own), including corporations, to file a business certificate in the community where their business is principally headquartered. The certificate is valid for 4 years and the filing fee is a $40.00.
All dogs 6 months or older must be licensed annually. Click here to learn more about dog licensing in South Hadley.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
The South Hadley Town Clerk's Office no longer sells Hunting and Fishing Licenses. They can be ordered online at https://massfishhunt.mass.gov/.
In order to obtain a marriage license, you and your intended spouse must file a Notice of Intention with the Town Clerk's Office. Click here to learn more about applying for a Marriage License.
A nonprofit organization (which can show it has been organized and actively functioning as a nonprofit organization in the commonwealth for a period of not less than two years) may apply for a raffle permit. There is a $20 fee for applying for a Raffle or Bazaar permit. These are currently only available in person in the Town Clerk's Office.
Tag Sale Permits cost $10.00 and are valid for two consecutive days. Click here to apply online.
Birth Records: Birth records are kept in the community in which the birth occurred and the residence community of the parents. Click here to learn how to obtain a certified copy of a birth record in South Hadley.
Death Records: Death records are kept in the community in which the death occurred and the residence community of the deceased. Click here to learn how to obtain a certified copy of a death record in South Hadley.
Marriage Records: Marriage records are kept in the community in which the couple filed their Notice of Intention. Click here to learn how to obtain a certified copy of a marriage record in South Hadley.
All vital records are also kept in Boston at the Registry of Vital Records & Statistics (RVRS). Click here to learn more about RVRS.