Permits and Applications

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Format Document Name & Description Type Category
pdf General permit
For most all other permits
Permit Fire Department
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
pdf Handicap application form
Application for handicap parking space
Application
pdf Historical Commission Application for Certificate
Historical Commission Application for Certificate
Application
external Homeowner's Affidavit
Affidavit to be submitted by a Homeowner when applying for a building permit.
pdf Inclusionary Housing Program Developer Application
Housing developer application for the Inclusionary Housing Program.
Permit
Innholder License
$175 hearing and advertising fee; $24 for the first four rooms total and $24 for each additional room
License License
external Interdepartmental Parking Facility Application Form
The Parking Registration Form is a required form intended to notify all relevant City departments about a change in parking supply or layout in Cambridge.
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
external MA Uniform Application - Gas Fitting Work
Application to submit when applying for a Gas Fitting permit.
external MA Uniform Application - Plumbing Work
Application to submit when applying for a Plumbing permit.
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
ireport request city services, report an issue
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