City Directory and Directions

Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02139
Ph. 617-349-4000 | TTY 617-492-0235

City Hall Hours
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

City Department Phone Numbers (Emergency - 911)

City of Cambridge Department Telephone Directory
Emergency 911
Affirmative Action 617-349-4331
Animal Commission 617-349-4376
Arts Council 617-349-4383
Assessing Department 617-349-4343
Auditing Department 617-349-4240
Budget Department 617-349-4270
City Clerk's Office 617-349-4260
City Council 617-349-4280
City Manager's Office 617-349-4300
22-CityView (Municipal Cable) 617-349-4296
Commission for Persons with Disabilities TTY 617-349-4692
Community Development 617-349-4600
Conservation Commission 617-349-4680
Consumers' Council 617-349-6150
Election Commission 617-349-4361
Electrical Department 617-349-4925
Emergency Communications 617-349-6911
Emergency Management 617-349-4842
Finance Department 617-349-4220
Fire Department (non-emergency) 617-349-4900
GLBT Commission 617-440-4329
Historical Commission 617-349-4683
Human Rights Commission 617-349-4396
Human Service Programs 617-349-6200
Information Technology 617-349-4140
Inspectional Services 617-349-6100
Kids' Council 617-349-6239
Law Department 617-349-4121
Library 617-349-4040
License Commission 617-349-6140
Mayor's Office 617-349-4321
Peace Commission 617-349-4694
Personnel Department 617-349-4332
Police (non-emergency) 617-349-3300
Police Review & Advisory Bd. 617-349-6155
Public Health Department 617-665-3800
Public Information Office 617-349-4339
Public Works 617-349-4800
Purchasing Department 617-349-4310
Cambridge Retirement System 617-863-3401
School Department 617-349-6400
Traffic & Parking 617-349-4700
Treasury Department 617-349--4220
Veterans' Services 617-349-4761
Water Department 617-349-4770
Weights & Measures 617-349-6133
Women's Commission 617-349-4697

City Information Lines

City Information Lines
Construction Info. 617-349-4870
Graffiti Hotline 617-349-6955
Library Reference Desk 617-349-4044
Potholes/Sidewalk/Street Repairs 617-349-4854
Public Works (24-hour) 617-349-4800
Recycling Information 617-349-4800
Rodent Control Recorded Line 617-349-4899
School Closings Recorded Link Line 617-349-6513
Snow Emergency Parking Ban Info. 617-349-4700
Snow (Unshoveled/Icy Sidewalks) 617-349-4903

Other Helpful Numbers

Other Helpful Numbers
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce 617-876-4100
Cambridge District Court 781-306-2710
Cambridge Superior Court (Middlesex) 781-939-2700
Cambridge Health Alliance 617-665-1000
Cambridge Housing Authority 617-864-3020
Middlesex South Registry of Deeds 617-679-6300
Middlesex Probate Court 617-768-5850

Frequently Requested City Services

Frequently Requested City Services
Birth/Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses (City Clerk) 617-349-4260
Parking Tickets, Moving Van, Resident Permits (Traffic) 617-349-4700
Rubbish, Recycling, Sidewalks, Streets (Public Works) 617-349-4800
Parks, Playgrounds Maintenance/Use(Public Works) 617-349-4800
Building Wiring, Plumbing, Gas Permits (Inspectional) 617-349-6100
Property Database, Abatements, Excise Tax (Assessing) 617-349-4343
Alcohol, Entertainment, Festival Permits (License) 617-349-6140

Directions to City Hall by Foot or Bicycle

From Central Square, travel northwest on Massachusetts Avenue (towards Harvard Square). City Hall is at the corner of Inman Street and Massachusetts Avenue, two short blocks from Central Square. Bicycle racks are available in front of the building and the accessible entrance is located in the rear of the building.

Directions to City Hall by Public Transit

The following MBTA routes serve Central Square. Follow the walking directions above from Central Square to get to City Hall.

Directions to City Hall by Car

Driving to City Hall is not recommended, since parking is difficult. A limited numbers of parking meters are located on the streets surrounding City Hall, and public parking is available in the Green Street parking garage (260 Green Street). Follow the directions below to get to the Green Street garage.

Department Information

Hours of Service

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

Public Information Officer:
Ini Tomeu

Director of Communication and Community Relations:
Lee Gianetti