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Open Air Parking License
$175 hearing and advertising fee; $12.10 per parking space.
License License
Package Goods Store License
$175 hearing and advertising fee; $10 for each record check; $200 for Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC). The annual license fee ranges from $1500/year to $2000/year.
License License
Palm Reader License
$175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $50 annual license fee.
License License
Pawnbroker License
$10 fee for the Police Record Check; $175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $121 license fee.
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
Second Hand Goods Store License
$60 for an annual license.
License License
Sidewalk Obstruction Business Use - First Time Applicants
SBU application for first time applicants - Petition to City Council
Permit
Sidewalk Obstruction Business Use - renewal form
SBU application and renewal form for signs, outdoor dining, merchandise, etc.
Permit Public Works
Solid Waste Hauler
$175 hearing and application fee. $125 annual licensing fee.
License License
Special Events
Permit specifically for larger events such as parades, road races, or walkathons.
Form Public Works
Stormwater Control Permit
Apply for a Stormwater Control Permit
Permit Public Works
Used Car Dealer Class I, II, III License
$175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $200.00 annual license fee; $10 for each Criminal Record Check form. Notes: If the applicant has not held a license in the year prior to making the application, they must file a duplicate of the application with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
License License
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