Permits and Applications

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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
pdf Storage Tank Install Permit
Storage Tank Install Permit
Permit Fire Department
pdf Storage Tank Removal Permit
Storage Tank Removal Permit
Permit Fire Department
external Stormwater Control Permit
Apply for a Stormwater Control Permit
Permit Public Works
pdf Tank Truck Permit
All trucks transporting combustible liquids must be permitted
Permit Fire Department
external Temporary Construction Access Permit
Apply for a Temporary Construction Access Permit
Permit Public Works
pdf Temporary Heat Permit
Some devices may require permit for fuel storage
Permit Fire Department
pdf Unvented Gas Heater Permit
All unvented gas heater installatons must be permitted
Permit Fire Department
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
Amusement License
$5 per game and ride per day. Cash (only) payments must be made at the City Treasurer's office, check can be accepted in our office.
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
Auction Sale License
$31 per day license fee for minor sale items; $121 per day license fee for larger items (i.e. oriental rugs, etc.)
License License
Auctioneer's License
$31 per day license fee for minor sale items; $121 per day license fee for larger items (i.e. oriental rugs, etc.)
License License

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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

Louis DePasquale
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager