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Begins April 1st


Public Works issues permits related to construction impacting public streets and sidewalks, as well as sewer and stormwater infrastructure and parks. 

If you are a contractor looking for assistance related to the permit application process, please see our Contractor Resources.

If you would like assistance related to possible noncompliance at construction sites (ie. working without a permit, working outside of permitted hours, poor site management), please contact a Public Works' Utilities Inspector:  Edward Chaisson at 617.349.4875/ or Paul Almeida at 617.349.6953/

Please note that the Inspectional Services Department issues permits related to construction on private property.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

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