Permits and Applications

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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
pdf Marriage Certificate Mail in Request Form
Assuming the license was issued by the Cambridge City Clerk's Office, you can: a) physically enter the office or b) request a copy by mail. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your request.
Form
pdf MassDEP SWAP Assessment
Federally mandated risk assessment for the City of Cambridge water supply
pdf Master Box Connection Application
Download the PDF of the Master Box Connection Application for the City of Cambridge
Application Form
external Mechanical Permit Application
Application to submit when applying for furnaces, boilers, roof top units, AC, emergency generators.
Media Van Permit Application
Media Van Permit Application
pdf Minority and Women Business Directory Questionnaire
Questionnaire and Survey to collect th information about Cambridge minority and/or women-owned businesses for inclusion in the Cambridge Minority & Women-Owned Business Directory.
Form
external Mobile Food Truck Application
Application to apply for a Mobile Food Truck Permit. Mobile Food Truck operators must obtain a license from the License Commission before applying for a Mobile Food Truck permit.
external Moving Container or Crate
permit for a moving container or crate
external Moving Vans
Information on moving into and out of Cambridge
Newsrack Permit
Permit for any type of newsrack box to be placed on City sidewalks
Permit Public Works
external Noise Ordinance Affidavit
Noise Ordinance Affidavit
One Day Alcohol License
All Alcohol: $100/day for 1-100 people and $120/day for 100+ people. Beer & Wine: $55/day for 1-100 people and $75/day for 100+ people. Cash (only) payment is paid at the Treasurer’s Office, checks are accepted in our office.
License License
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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Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
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Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager