Public Works clears snow and ice from all 125 miles of public streets in Cambridge, as well as from 23 miles of public sidewalks.  The Department also enforces the City's Snow and Ice Removal Ordinance.  
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Property owner responsibilities

Shoveling sidewalks are important

The Cambridge Municipal Code requires all property owners to remove all snow from all sidewalks next to their property or business within 12 hours.   Learn more

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm