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Alcohol License for one day
Alcohol License for one day
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
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
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
Building Permits
About building permits
Carnival/Festival 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
Common Victualer License (Non-Alcoholic Restaurant)
$175 hearing and advertising fee. The License fee is based on seating capacity and starts at $45.50
License License
Complaint Form
PRAB Complaint Form
Form
Curb Cut Permits
About curb cut permits
Discharge and Dewatering Permit
This permit regulates discharges to the municipal stormwater or wastewater system from dewatering or pumping activities, changes in discharge from existing connections, and the discharge of fats, oils, and grease.
Permit Public Works
Domestic partnership termination form
Domestic partnership termination form
Form
Filming Request
The Film Request Form is for informational purposes only. Most filming requests in the public right-of-way may also require a Sidewalk Obstruction Permit and potentially other City permits as well.
Form Public Works
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