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pdf Military Personnel Parking Application
Military Personnel related Parking Application
Permit
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.
Moving Container Permit
Modification of date, time or location to permits will not be accepted after signs have been posted unless due to extreme weather conditions. In the event that an applicant requests a posting modification after signs are posted, there will be no refund and applicant's must re-apply and pay for a new permit.
Moving Van Application
To obtain a Moving Van permit, please complete and submit application, and pay by VISA, MC or E-Check. Our office must receive submissions and payments no later than 4 business days prior to posting. Requests and payments made after 4 business days will not be accepted.
external Moving Van Application
Moving Van permits are issued by the Traffic, Parking & Transportation Department. To obtain a Moving Van permit, please complete and submit application, and pay by VISA, MC or E-Check. Our office must receive submissions and payments no later than 4 business days prior to posting. Requests and payments made after 4 business days will not be accepted.
Permit
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
Open Air Parking License
$175 hearing and advertising fee; $12.10 per parking space.
License License
pdf Outdoor Cooking Permit
For ourside events utilizing fuel to cook
Permit Fire Department
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
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