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Parks and Public Areas
Permit for any non-athletic type of event in City Parks or Public Areas
Permit Public Works
Pawnbroker License
$10 fee for the Police Record Check; $175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $121 license fee.
License License
pdf Permanent Sign or Structure That Will Obstruct the Public Way More Than 6 Inches
Procedure for obtaining City Council permission for permanent signs and awnings that obstruct the public way more than 6 inches.
City Clerk
pdf Permit Application for Temporary Heat
Permit Application for Temporary Heat
Application Form Fire Department
doc Permit Detail Page
Garage Procedures
pdf Planning Board Special Permit Application Form
Application form for projects subject to special permit requirements of Zoning Ordinance where the Planning Board services as the granting authority.
Permit
pdf Plumbing Fees and Electrical Fees
Plumbing Fees and Electrical Fees
Document
pdf Pod Patrol Information Page
Informational flier for the Cambridge Pod Patrol.
Fresh Pond Reservation Resource Guide
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
external Projected Sign Directions App
Projected sign directions and application for City Clerk
pdf PTDM Employee Transportation Coordinator Designation Form
Form used to designate an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) responsible for enforcement of an employer's PTDM requirements.
Form
pdf PTDM Management Plan Property Transfer Form
Form used when properties subject to the PTDM Ordinance transfer ownership or management.
Form
pdf PTDM Small Project Plan Form
Form used for facilities subject to PTDM with 5 to 19 total parking spaces.
Form
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
external Recreational Camps
Requirements for obtaining a permit and regulations.
Application
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