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The Planning Board Office is the best location to find that information since they have a digital map which allows them to locate the parcel by map and parcel number and determine if the property is in more than 1 zoning district. Find more information by clicking the following link: https://ecode360.com/30052807
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This is determined by the Zoning District in which the property is located. For more information, please visit: https://ecode360.com/30052807
This process is governed by Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40A. Since South Hadley has a representative town meeting form of government, the town follows specific process, which is detailed below:
The Zoning Bylaw, Subdivision Regulations and the stormwater management bylaw are located in Ecode linked here: https://ecode360.com/SO1428
The Building Commissioner / Inspector is the Zoning Enforcement Officer. You should contact their office and detail the alleged violation. They can tell you if in fact what you describe is a violation, in their opinion. You should follow up with a written complaint if you believe the violation is continuing.
Variances are subject to very specific hardship criteria in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A and are difficult to obtain. Variances and administrative appeals are under the authority of the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Planning Board Office merely acts as the processing agent for the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The steps for applying for a variance or an administrative appeal are detailed on this page here: https://www.southhadley.org/343/Zoning-Board-of-Appeals