Permits & Licenses
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: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/alcoholic-beverages-control-commission. 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 email@example.com 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 is at quota for Restaurant All Alcohol and Restaurant Beer & Wine licenses, as well as Package Store Beer & Wine and Package Store All Alcohol licenses.
To schedule a hearing or for additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
Automatic Amusement - $75
Common Victualler - $50
Entertainment - $50
Juke Box - $50
Sunday /Live Entertainment - $85
Theater - $50
Carry-In BYOB - $70 ($50 required Common Vic and $20 BYOB)
Hawker Peddlar - $100
Class II Used Car Dealer - $150
Junk Dealer / Collector - $75 / $75
Livery - $25 per entity and $5 per vehicle
To apply, click here.
Cell Tower or Antenna Installation
Change of Use
Chimney or Fireplace
Deck or Porch
Demo Accessory Structure < 500 square feet
Demo Inground Pool
Fence (over 6 feet)
Pool (Above ground with deck)
Pool (Above ground)
Siding and Replacement Windows/Doors
Solid Fuel Burning Appliances (Wood, Pellet Stoves, etc)
New/Renewal Business Certificate
To apply, click here.
Above Ground Pool or Hot Tub
Additions and Remodels with Service Change
Additions and Remodels without Service Change
Commercial Low Voltage
Inground Swimming Pool
Low Voltage System
New Home or Condo
Food and Milk License
Disposal Works Installer
Bed and Breakfast