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Dumpster Permit
After submitting your application on-line you must call 617-349-4721 and give your credit card information. Your application will not be processed before the payment information is received. Payment will be accepted by credit or debit card only.
Excavation and Trench Permit Application
Apply for an Excavation and Trench permit
Permit Public Works
Filming Request
Filming Request
Form Public Works
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
Manhole Opening Entry Permit
Permit Public Works
Media Van Permit Application
Media Van Permit Application
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Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager