Permits & Licenses

Online Permits & Licenses 

South Hadley uses online permit and license tracking via OpenGov (formerly Viewpoint Cloud). It's an online based system that allows the public to apply and track the permitting and licensing process from start to finish.

First-time users must create an account in OpenGov You may then apply for (or renew) a permit or license, and pay using a debit or credit card. You may also print your application and mail payment. You will receive email updates of the progress of your application. In many cases, your permit or license will be emailed to you once approved. Tag sale permits can be printed immediately from your home.

The town is working hard to make all permits and licenses available through the OpenGov platform

Police, Planning and Conservation forms & permits 


Access criminal records checks, FID applications and other South Hadley Police Department requests.

Planning & Conservation

View various planning and conservation forms, permits and applications.

  1. Alcohol 
  2. Annual Licenses 
  3. Building Permits 
  4. Business Certificates 
  5. Dog licenses

1 Day Beer & Wine / Alcohol - $40 / $60

All Alcohol Club - $1,000 

Beer & Wine Package Store  / All Alcoholic Package Store - $1,000 / $1,200

Beer & Wine Restaurant / All Alcohol Restaurant - $1,000 / $1,500

Beer Farmer Series Pouring Permit  - $800

Beer & Wine Special Section 14 - $200

Seasonal All Alcohol - $700

  1. Gas permits
  2. inspection certificates
  3. Plumbing permits
  4. public health permits
  5. Tag Sale

Only a licensed contractor can be issued a gas permit. For more information, click here.

New Construction

Additions and Alterations

Replacement Fixtures

Applying for or amending a Liquor License

New and transferred licenses for alcoholic beverages, as well as changes to management or the business, require the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) application, a public hearing with the South Hadley Selectboard, and a newspaper advertisement and abutter notification alerting the public to the Selectboard hearing. Both of these notifications must be published and mailed at least 10 days prior to the hearing. The Selectboard will hold a hearing on the application, and if accepted the application will be sent to the ABCC for final approval. Applications are available only at the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission website: We highly suggest you consult with legal counsel during the application process. Our office cannot assist in filling out the ABCC application or answering specific questions. 

To schedule a public hearing with the Selectboard, first  fill out an ABCC application, and email with your hearing request.  After a hearing date is confirmed, it is the applicant's responsibility to put a legal advertisement in a local newspaper and to notify the abutters of the hearing.  Please contact the Assessors' Office for an official abutters list. The completed application must be submitted to the Selectboard Office at least two weeks prior to the hearing.  The ABCC will only accept typed applications.  

The Town of South Hadley has three "General on Premise" Beer & Wine licenses available, as of Jan. 26, 2022.

To schedule a hearing or for additional information, please email