Permits and Applications

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Format Document Name & Description Type Category
external Sign Permit Application
Application to submit when applying for a Sign Permit.
pdf Sign Certification Form
Form requesting sign certification. All signs require review by the Community Development Department and a permit from the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) before installation.
Permit
external Sign Abutters Form
Form to be filled out by abutters when filing application for projected signs.
Sidewalk Obstruction Permit Application
Apply for a Sidewalk Obstruction Permit
Permit Public Works
Sidewalk Obstruction Business Use - renewal form
SBU application and renewal form for signs, outdoor dining, merchandise, etc.
Permit Public Works
Sidewalk Obstruction Business Use - First Time Applicants
SBU application for first time applicants - Petition to City Council
Permit
external Sheet Metal Permit Application
Application to submit when applying for a Sheet Metal Permit.
Second Hand Goods Store License
$60 for an annual license.
License License
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
pdf Sale Of Property/ Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Permit Information
Sale Of Property/ Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Permit Information
Permit Fire Department
Resources for Permitting and Licensing
City of Cambridge License Commission text version of resources for Permitting and Licensing
Document License
pdf Residential Smoke Detector
Residential Smoke Detector
Permit Fire Department
pdf Residential Permit Application
Resident Parking Permits may be obtained by mail or in person. If you qualify, you may be able to apply on-line.
Permit
pdf Request for records
Request for records
Form
external Recreational Camps
Requirements for obtaining a permit and regulations.
Application

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