Permits and Applications

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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
pdf Request for records
Request for records
Form
pdf Residential Permit Application
Resident Parking Permits may be obtained by mail or in person. If you qualify, you may be able to apply on-line.
Permit
pdf Residential Smoke Detector
Inspections must be scheduled in person
Permit Fire Department
Resources for Permitting and Licensing
City of Cambridge License Commission text version of resources for Permitting and Licensing
Document License
pdf Retail Interior Accessibility Program Application Form
The City of Cambridge Community Development Department (CDD) established the Retail Interior Accessibility Program provide financial assistance to independent business tenants seeking to renovate or improve the interior of their commercial buildings to make their businesses more accessible to those who are physically disabled.
Form
pdf Sale Of Property / Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Permit Information
Inspections must be scheduled in person
Permit Fire Department
Seasonal Decorations/Christmas Tree License
Notes: 1) Trees must be kept away from building used for habitation 2) Trees must be removed from premises by December 26th 3) No trees can be stored inside a building 4) A person must be in attendance at all times. License Commission fee is $10/season. The Fire Department fee is $5/season.
License License
Second Hand Goods Store License
$60 for an annual license.
License License
external Sheet Metal Permit Application
Application to submit when applying for a Sheet Metal Permit.
Sidewalk Obstruction Business Use - First Time Applicants
SBU application for first time applicants - Petition to City Council
Permit
Sidewalk Obstruction Business Use - renewal form
SBU application and renewal form for signs, outdoor dining, merchandise, etc.
Permit Public Works
Sidewalk Obstruction Permit Application
Apply for a Sidewalk Obstruction Permit
Permit Public Works
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