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Apply for a Banner Permit

The Electrical Department approves banner attachments to poles in the public way.

Electrical617-349-4925

Apply for a Block Party Permit

A block party is a community-based event hosted by a group of neighbors, a not-for-profit organization or an association on a City street requiring closing of a portion of the street, a single block, for part of a day.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a Board or Commission

The City of Cambridge encourages and promotes involvement by residents in the decision-making process through participation in a variety of boards and commissions.

City Manager's Office617-349-4300

Apply for a Building Permit

Building permits are issued by the Inspectional Services Department. Anyone seeking to construct, alter, repair, or demolish a structure must first obtain a building permit.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Apply for a Common Victualler License

A Common Victualler License (Non-Alcoholic Restaurant) is issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Curb Cut

Anyone wanting to make or change a cut in the curb of the street, such as in constructing, moving or removing a driveway must first obtain a permit from the City of Cambridge.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Apply for a Dumpster Permit

A dumpster permit reserves 40 feet of space on a City street for a specific number of days to temporarily park a dumpster used during construction.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a Food or Sanitary Permit

Inspectional Services enforces the State Sanitary Code for various establishments, including the issuance of temporary food handler permits for special events and farmer's markets.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Apply for a Fortune Tellers License

Fortune Teller's Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Garage, Flammables or Garage with Flammables License

Garage, Flammables or Garage with Flammables Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission and governed by Massachusetts General Law ch. 148 sec. 13 & 56. It takes approximately four to six weeks for the application to be processed, and if approved, the license to be issued.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Gas Permit

The Inspectional Services Department issues gas fitting permits for all work to be performed.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Apply for A Hackney License

Hackney Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Hawker - Peddler License

Annual Hawker - Peddler Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Hotel, Innholder or Lodging House License

Innholder Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Jitney Permit

Jitney Permits are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Letting of Motor Vehicle License

Letting of Motor Vehicle Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Livery/Limousine License

Livery/Limousine Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Marriage License

Marriage Licenses are issued by the City Clerk's Office

City Clerk's Office617-349-4260

Apply for a Moving Container or Crate Permit

A Moving Container Permit reserves space at a specific time and location to park a container on a City street while moving materials in or out of a building.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a Moving Van Permit

A moving van permit reserves space at a specific time and location to park a vehicle while moving materials in and out of a building.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a One Day Peddler/Vendor License

One Day Peddler/Vendor Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a One-Day Alcohol and Entertainment License

In an effort to streamline processes and increase transparency, the License Commission has created an application for the following requests: one-day alcohol licenses, one-day entertainment licenses, and one-day alcohol and entertainment licenses.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a One-Day Auction Sale License

One-Day Auction Sale License are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Plumbing Permit

The Inspectional Services Department issues plumbing permits for all work to be performed.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Apply for a Pole & Conduit Permit

Pole & Conduit Permits are issued by the Pole and Conduit Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for A Raffle Bazaar Permit

Raffle & Bazaar Permits are processed by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Solid Waste Hauler License

Solid Waste Hauler Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Street Performer Permit

Street Performer Permits are issued by the Cambridge Arts Council.

Cambridge Arts617-349-4380

Apply for a Used Car Dealer Class I, II, III Licenses

Used Car Dealer Class I, II, III Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Utility Permit

The Electrical Department issues Utility Permits for utility work in the public way.

Electrical617-349-4925

Apply for a Variance or Special Permit

Some uses and/or developments of real property may require relief from the Board of Zoning Appeal (BZA). The BZA hears requests for Variances, Special Permits, Comprehensive Permits, and Appeals.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Apply for an Alcohol License, Annual - On Premise

Annual, on premise licenses for restaurants, hotels & clubs are issued by the License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for an Amusement License

Amusement Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for an Annual Entertainment License

Annual Entertainment Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for an Antique or Second Hand Goods Store License

Antique or Second Hand Goods Store Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for an Auctioneer's License

Auctioneer's Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for an Electrical Permit

The Inspectional Services Department issues electrical permits for all work to be performed.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Apply for an Open Air Parking License

Open Air Parking Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for an Package Goods Store License

Package Goods Store Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for Bi Directional Amplifier Permit

The Cambridge Fire Department requires a Bi-Directional Radio Amplifier for public safety radio frequencies in all high-rise and below grade structures.

Cambridge Fire617-349-4900

Apply for Tool Truck Permit

A Tool Truck Permit reserves space for a specified length of time to park contractors' vehicles while doing construction in Cambridge.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for/Renew a Dog License

Cambridge residents can apply for or renew their dog’s license online or download the paper application and renew via mail or in person, following instructions on the respective form.

Animal Commission617-349-4376

Film Shoot in the City of Cambridge

If you are planning to film in the City of Cambridge, you must complete the Filming Request Form.

Public Works617-349-4800

Get a License to Carry & FID Cards

The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) accepts and processes applications for License to Carry (LTC) & Firearm Identification Card (FID). CPD will only accept and process License to Carry (LTC) & Firearm Identification Card (FID) applications that are complete.

Cambridge Police617-349-3300

Get Fingerprinted

Cambridge residents can be fingerprinted for gun permits, employment, security clearances, and immigration purposes.

Cambridge Police617-349-3300

I Want to Get Married

Marriage Licenses are issued by the City Clerk's Office

City Clerk's Office617-349-4260

I want to Register to Vote

You may register or pre-register to vote in Cambridge if you are a US citizen, a resident of Cambridge, and at least 16 years old.

Election Commission617-349-4361

If a Property is "Historic"

Individual properties can be protected by Preservation Easement or Landmark designation.

Historical Commission617-349-4683

Look up Towed Vehicle

Look up a recently towed vehicle by the license plate number or by make and model.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Low-Cost Rabies Vaccines, Spay/Neuter Information

Cambridge Animal Commission sponsors an annual low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic (Dogs only) and Microchipping service for a fee.

Animal Commission617-349-4376

Noise Ordinance Enforcement

Violations or complaints regarding any noise issue should be reported to the police's non-emergency line or License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Obtain a Danehy Park BBQ Permit

The barbecue area at Danehy Park is open to Cambridge residents from May 1 – November 1. A permit is required to use this area.

Human Service Programs617-349-6200

Obtain a Temporary Disability Parking Permit

Temporary Disability Parking Permit program affords Cambridge residents with disabilities equal opportunities to avail themselves of public parking.

Human Service Programs617-349-6200

Order a Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate

Please note that only certified copies of records are issued by the City Clerk's Office, regardless of intended use.

City Clerk's Office617-349-4260

Pay a Parking Ticket

Parking tickets may be paid online,over the phone, through the mail, or in person at the Department of Traffic, Parking, and Transportation offices.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Request a Disability Parking Space

Cambridge residents who have a disability plate or placard may file an application for a disability space adjacent to their homes.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Request a Resident Parking Permit

Resident Parking Permits allow Cambridge residents to park their vehicles, including motorcycles, in locations throughout the City posted "Permit Parking Only".

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Request DVD of Program

Copies of original TV programming produced by 22-CityView, the City’s municipal television channel, are available on DVD upon request.

22-CityView617-349-4296

Schedule a Research Appointment

The Historical Commission's library and archive are open to the public for research.

Historical Commission617-349-4683

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