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pdf Permit Application for Temporary Heat
Permit Application for Temporary Heat
Application Form Fire Department
pdf Permanent Sign or Structure That Will Obstruct the Public Way More Than 6 Inches
Procedure for obtaining City Council permission for permanent signs and awnings that obstruct the public way more than 6 inches.
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Pawnbroker License
$10 fee for the Police Record Check; $175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $121 license fee.
License License
external Parks and Public Areas
Permit for any non-athletic type of event in City Parks or Public Areas
Permit Public Works
external Parking Enforcement Consideration Application
Parking Enforcement Consideration Application
Palm Reader License
$175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $50 annual license fee.
License License
Package Goods Store License
$175 hearing and advertising fee; $10 for each record check; $200 for Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC). The annual license fee ranges from $1500/year to $2000/year.
License License
pdf Outdoor Cooking Permit
For ourside events utilizing fuel to cook
Permit Fire Department
Open Air Parking License
$175 hearing and advertising fee; $12.10 per parking space.
License License
One Day Peddler/Vendor License
$10 per vendor or peddler per day. Cash payment must be paid at the Treasurer's Office
License License
One Day Entertainment License
Process for events at Harvard, MIT, & Lesley College. $50/day; Cash (only) payment must be made at the Treasurer’s Office, checks are accepted at our office.
License License
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
external Noise Ordinance Affidavit
Noise Ordinance Affidavit
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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

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager