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Format Document Name & Description Type Category
Fire Alarm Permit Application
Fire Alarm Permit Application
Application
Fire Certificate of Completion
Fire Certificate of Completion
Application Form Fire Department
Fire Detail Page
Information about requesting or cancelling a fire detail
Garage & Flammables License
$175 hearing and advertising fee. The license fee is on a sliding scale starting at $31.
License
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
Letting of Motor Vehicle License
$175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $121 license fee
License License
Livery/Limousine License
$175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $10 for each driver record check; license fee for the first two vehicles, $121/year per vehicle. Each vehicle thereafter is $50 per year per vehicle.
License License
Lodging House License
$175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee. The license fee is $24 for the first four rooms total and $24 for each additional room. Applies to a residence where four or more unrelated people share a kitchen and/or a bath.
License License
Manhole Opening Entry Permit
This permit regulates and monitors contractors/consultants who open and/or enters the City of Cambridge's manholes to complete sewer and stormwater inspections.
Permit Public Works
Media Van Permit Application
Media Van Permit Application
Newsrack Permit
Permit for any type of newsrack box to be placed on City sidewalks
Permit Public Works
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
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Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager