Permits and Applications

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external 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
pdf Flammable Storage and Use Permit
License might be required
Permit Fire Department
pdf Food Truck or Trailer Inspection Permit
For vehicles utilizing fuel for cooking
Permit Fire Department
pdf Fortune Teller Application
Fortune Teller Application for License Commission
Permit License
pdf Fresh Pond Reservation Use Permit
Downloadable pdf of the Fresh Pond Reservation User Permit Request Form.
Permit
pdf General permit
For most all other permits
Permit Fire Department
pdf Inclusionary Housing Program Developer Application
Housing developer application for the Inclusionary Housing Program.
Permit
Jitney Permit
$175 hearing & advertising fee; no fee for the Jitney Permit
Permit License
Manhole Opening Entry Permit
This permit regulates and monitors contractors/consultants who open and/or enters the City of Cambridge's manholes to complete sewer and stormwater inspections.
Permit Public Works
Newsrack Permit
Permit for any type of newsrack box to be placed on City sidewalks
Permit Public Works
pdf Outdoor Cooking Permit
For ourside events utilizing fuel to cook
Permit Fire Department

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Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

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

Lisa C. Peterson 
Acting City Manager