Licenses, Permits, and Records

Click Here to register your dog for a 2022 license

Who Must License?

All Dogs over 6 months old must be registered annually in South Hadley.

Licensing Period

The registration period runs from January 1 to March 31 each year. A late fee of $5.00 will be assessed if the dog license is not renewed by April 1.

Licensing Fees

Spayed of neutered $15.00 

Unaltered (male or female) $20.00

Dog Licenses
All Dog Licenses must be renewed before March 31 of each year. After this deadline, a $5.00 late fee will be issued. There are several ways to renew a dog license. At the time of renewal, please be sure to have updated rabies information. You may:
  • Visit ViewPoint Cloud to renew your license online (payment will be made using PayPal or Credit Card)
  • Mail the required information as well as a check with payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope,
  • Detach and mail the licensing form that is on the census, along with other required information.  Include your payment with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and your dog license will be mailed.
  • Come to the Town Clerk's Office with cash or check payment.
  • Have more questions?  Click here 

Business Certificates
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 effective for four years and the filing fee is $40.00.
  • The certificate will not be valid until signed by all owners in the presence of a notary and filed with the South Hadley Town Clerk's office. You may sign in person at the Town Clerk's office or alternatively you may have the certificate notarized privately and mailed to the Town Clerk's office.
Tag Sale Permits
Tag Sale Permits cost $10.00 and are valid for two consecutive days. They can be obtained by:
  • Visiting ViewPoint Cloud to pay for your permit online using PayPal or Credit Card, or
  • Coming to the Clerk's Office with cash or check payment.
Hunting and Fishing

The Town Clerk's Office no longer sells hunting and Fishing Licenses. View a complete list of locations to purchase licenses.

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Accessing Vital Records

Birth Records
In Massachusetts, Birth Records are kept in three locations:
Death Records
In Massachusetts, Death Records are kept in three locations:
Marriage Records
In Massachusetts, marriage records are kept in two locations: