Permits and Applications

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Format Document Name & Description Type Category
pdf PTDM Management Plan Property Transfer Form
Form used when properties subject to the PTDM Ordinance transfer ownership or management.
pdf PTDM Small Project Plan Form
Form used for facilities subject to PTDM with 5 to 19 total parking spaces.
pdf Request for records
Request for records
Retail Interior Accessibility Program Application Form
The City of Cambridge Community Development Department (CDD) established the Retail Interior Accessibility Program provide financial assistance to independent business tenants seeking to renovate or improve the interior of their commercial buildings to make their businesses more accessible to those who are physically disabled.
external Site Finder Database Form
Used to add a commercial real estate listing to the Site Finder database.
external Site Finder Request Form
Use to request a report from Site Finder about commercial property that meet your search criteria.
external Special Events
Permit specifically for larger events such as parades, road races, or walkathons.
Form Public Works
Statement of discontinuance change of residence change of location of business
Statement of discontinuance, change of residence, change of location of business
pdf Traffic Calming Request Form
Form to request construction of traffic calming measures at a specific location.
external Weights and Measures Department Complaint Form
Weights and Measures Department Complaint
Form Weights and Measures
pdf Pod Patrol Information Page
Informational flier for the Cambridge Pod Patrol.
Fresh Pond Reservation Resource Guide
One Day Alcohol License
All Alcohol: $100/day for 1-100 people and $120/day for 100+ people. Beer & Wine: $55/day for 1-100 people and $75/day for 100+ people. Cash (only) payment is paid at the Treasurer’s Office, checks are accepted in our office.
License License
Alcohol License, Annual—On Premise (restaurants, hotels & clubs)
$175 hearing and advertising fee; $10 for each record check; $200 for Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC). The annual license fee for a new no-value no-transferable license is on a sliding scale from $2450/year and up.
License License
Annual Entertainment License
$175 hearing and advertising fee. The licensing fee starts at $110 and is on a sliding scale depending on category of entertainment.
License License
Annual Peddler/Vendor License
$175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $39/year license fee; $10.00 for criminal record check form. Notes There is a cap on the number of Peddlers allowed in Cambridge. Harvard Square is restricted by city ordinance and requires permission of the Police Commissioner.
License License

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Cambridge MA, 02139
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Hours of Service

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

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager