traffic parking and transportation department

Construction Truck/Traffic Clearance Permit Application


Construction Truck/Traffic Clearance Permits are issued by Traffic, Parking & Transportation Dept.  Construction Truck/Traffic Clearance Permits are for commercial plate vehicles only.  To obtain a Construction Truck/Traffic Clearance  Permit, complete application, submit on-line or print and deliver the application no later than 4 business days prior to start date. 

After submitting your application on-line you must call 617-349-4721 and give your credit/debit card information.  Your application will not be processed before the payment information is received.  Payment will be accepted by credit or debit card only.

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.

City of Cambridge
Traffic, Parking & Transportation Dept.
Street Occupancy Permit Division
344 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

Permit Hours and Fees:

  • Permit Hours:          Monday  8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
                                       Tuesday - Thursday   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
                                        Friday 8:30 - Noon

    The Permit Division closes at noon (12:00pm) on Fridays.  Any applications submitted after 11:30am on Fridays will not be processed until the following Monday (Tuesday when Monday is a holiday). The temporary signs are posted 48 hours in advance of the permit start.  Permits processed on Mondays can not have a start date prior to the following Thursday.

  • Permit Fee:               Application Fee                   $100.00
                                        Weekly Fee (per vehicle)      $50.00
                                        Plus meter fee ($10.00/day/meter) if 

The Permit Division closes at noon (12:00pm) on Fridays.  Any applications submitted after 11:30am on Fridays will not be processed until the following Monday.

Payment Method: 

On-line application payment by credit/debit card only
Walk-ins & mailed applications by cash, check or credit card

Please read restrictions that are strickly enforced:

  • Monday - Friday   8AM - 4PM
  • Commercial Plated Vehicles Only
  • All vehicles must be temporarily relocated to accomodate street cleaning and during a declared snow emergency.
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795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

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