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Block Party Permit Application
After submitting your application on-line you must call 617-349-4721 or 617-349-4714 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.
external Board of Zoning Appeal Application
Special permit, variance or appeal
pdf Building Environmental Fee Schedule
Provides the fees for buildings and environmental health.
Document
external Building Permit Application - 1 & 2 Unit Building
Application to submit when applying for a Building Permit 1 and 2 Units.
external Building Permit Application - All Other
Application to submit when applying for a Building Permit - All Other.
pdf Business certificate
Business certificate
Form
pdf BZA Fee Schedule
Provides the list of fees depending upon the category of relief being sought for a public hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeal.
Document
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
external Certificate of Inspection Application
Application to apply for a Certificate of Inspection.
external Certificate of Occupancy Application
Application to submit when applying for a Certificate of Occupancy.
external Change of Licensed Builder
Affidavit to submit for a Change of Licensed Builder
external Commercial Loading Zone Application
Please read the official Commercial Loading Zone Regulation below. If you have any questions, please call the Traffic Engineering Division at 617-349-4723.
pdf 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
Construction Truck/Traffic Clearance Permit Application
Construction Truck/Traffic Clearance Permit Application
ireport request city services, report an issue
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795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

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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