Permits & Licenses

South Hadley is now live on the new Viewpoint Cloud platform for online permit and licensing.  The legacy Viewpermit system is no longer available.  All applicants who have previously used the online Viewpermit portal will need to sign up for a new account Viewpoint Cloud account.  

If you have a Viewpoint Cloud account with another community it will also work for the Town of South Hadley.

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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. 

To schedule a public hearing with the Selectboard, email kmaher@southhadleyma.gov with your request.  After a hearing date is confirmed, it is the applicant's responsibility to put the legal ad in the newspaper and to notify the abutters of the hearing. Applications are available only at the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission website: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/alcoholic-beverages-control-commissionThe 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 is at quota for restaurant all alcohol and restaurant beer and wine licenses.  The town currently has one package store beer and wine license available.

To schedule a hearing or for additional information, please email kmaher@southhadleyma.gov

                                               Online Permits & Licenses 


South Hadley uses online permit and license tracking via 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 Viewpoint Cloud. (Even if you previously had an account in Viewpermit)  You may then apply for (or renew) a permit or license, and pay using a debit or credit card (fee updates coming). 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 ViewPoint Cloud platform. View the list of what is currently available.  

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

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.

New Construction

Additions and Alterations

Replacement Fixtures


                                        Other Permits, Licenses & Forms 

Police

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

Planning & Conservation

View various planning and conservation forms, permits and applications.

Hawker / Peddler


Access the application to apply as a hawker or peddler as defined in MGL c. 101.