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Format Document Name & Description Type Category
Fire Alarm Permit Application
Fire Alarm Permit Application
Fire Certificate of Completion
Fire Certificate of Completion
Application Form Fire Department
Fire Detail Page
Information about requesting or cancelling a fire detail *** Effective 1/18/15, rates have increased
Garage & Flammables License
$175 hearing and advertising fee. The license fee is on a sliding scale starting at $31.
Hackney License
$10 Police Record Check; $100.00 Hackney School fee (money order only); If the applicant passes the written Hackney exam after attending Hackney School, $10.00 for a temporary 60 day training license. Following the expiration of a successful training period, $32 one-year license fee.
License License
Innholder License
$175 hearing and advertising fee; $24 for the first four rooms total and $24 for each additional room
License License
Jitney Permit
$175 hearing & advertising fee; no fee for the Jitney Permit
Permit License
Media Van Permit Application
Media Van Permit Application
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 Peddler/Vendor License
$10 per vendor or peddler per day. Cash payment must be paid at the Treasurer's Office
License License
Open Air Parking License
$175 hearing and advertising fee; $12.10 per parking space.
License License
Pole & Conduit
DPW - obtain a $5,000 bond and pay $100 Excavation Permit fee; Electrical Department - $10 installation fee; Traffic, Parking & Transportation - $25 and up for a Street Obstruction Permit fee; Pole and Conduit application fee of $110/street, residential 3 units and under; $180 commercial and residential over 3 units.
License License
Raffle & Bazaar License
$10.00 for a one day license; $60.00 for an annual license. Applicant must be a Cambridge based non-profit. An application must be filled out and submitted to the LIcense Commission. Applicant must have approval form the police department.
License License
Resources for Permitting and Licensing
City of Cambridge License Commission text version of resources for Permitting and Licensing
Document 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
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