Permits and Applications

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external Site Finder Database Form
Used to add a commercial real estate listing to the Site Finder database.
Form
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.
pdf Semi-Annual Site Monitoring Report, June 2014
Highlights include: finished Hobbs Pond Dam in Weston and preliminary work on the Route 2 Bridge Reconstruction/Route 128 Resurfacing Projects.
Watershed Reports
pdf Semi-Annual Site Monitoring Report, June 2013
Highlights include: the MassDOT I-95 Resurfacing project and the 1265 Main Street (former Polaroid Facility)and the 1265 Main Street (former Polaroid Facility) redevelopment project.
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
Inspections must be scheduled in person
Permit Fire Department
pdf 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.
Form
Resources for Permitting and Licensing
City of Cambridge License Commission text version of resources for Permitting and Licensing
Document License
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