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Seasonal Decorations/Christmas Tree License
Notes: 1) Trees must be kept away from building used for habitation 2) Trees must be removed from premises by December 26th 3) No trees can be stored inside a building 4) A person must be in attendance at all times. License Commission fee is $10/season. The Fire Department fee is $5/season.
License License
Second Hand Goods Store License
$60 for an annual license.
License License
Solid Waste Hauler
$175 hearing and application fee. $125 annual licensing fee.
License License
Used Car Dealer Class I, II, III License
$175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $200.00 annual license fee; $10 for each Criminal Record Check form. Notes: If the applicant has not held a license in the year prior to making the application, they must file a duplicate of the application with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
License License
external Appliance/Large Item Disposal Permit
Application for Appliance & Large Item Disposal.
Permit Public Works
pdf Bi-Directional Amplifier Permit
Required in high-rise and below grade structures
Permit Fire Department
pdf Common Victualer
Common Victualer Application for license Commission to be uses in conjunction with out applications.
Permit License
external Crane and Boom Permit Application
A Crane, Boom and Pump Truck permit is required if you are using a crane, boom truck, boom lift, man lift, lull, scissor lift or pump truck on a City of Cambridge right-of way.
Permit Public Works
pdf Cutting or Welding or Hot Work Permit
Fire detail may be required
Permit Fire Department
pdf Demolition Permit
Site safety plan required
Permit Fire Department
Discharge and Dewatering Permit
This permit regulates discharges to the municipal stormwater or wastewater system from dewatering or pumping activities, changes in discharge from existing connections, and the discharge of fats, oils, and grease.
Permit Public Works
pdf Electrical Department Utility Permit Application
Electrical Department Utility Permit Application
Permit
external Excavation and Trench Permit Application
Apply for an Excavation and Trench permit
Permit Public Works
pdf Fire Alarm System Permit
Modification or installation
Permit Fire Department
pdf Fire Suppression System Permit
Installation or modification
Permit Fire Department
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