Licenses, Permits, and Records

Certified copies of Vital Records can be ordered and purchased online at

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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:
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.