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Sidewalk Obstruction Business Use - First Time Applicants
SBU application for first time applicants - Petition to City Council
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external Appliance/Large Item Disposal Permit
Application for Appliance & Large Item Disposal.
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external Crane and Boom Permit Application
A Crane, Boom and Pump Truck permit is required if you are using a crane, boom truck, boom lift, man lift, lull, scissor lift or pump truck on a City of Cambridge right-of way.
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Discharge and Dewatering Permit
This permit regulates discharges to the municipal stormwater or wastewater system from dewatering or pumping activities, changes in discharge from existing connections, and the discharge of fats, oils, and grease.
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external Excavation and Trench Permit Application
Apply for an Excavation and Trench permit
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Filming Request
The Film Request Form is for informational purposes only. Most filming requests in the public right-of-way may also require a Sidewalk Obstruction Permit and potentially other City permits as well.
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Manhole Opening Entry Permit
This permit regulates and monitors contractors/consultants who open and/or enters the City of Cambridge's manholes to complete sewer and stormwater inspections.
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Newsrack Permit
Permit for any type of newsrack box to be placed on City sidewalks
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external Parks and Public Areas
Permit for any non-athletic type of event in City Parks or Public Areas
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Sidewalk Obstruction Business Use - renewal form
SBU application and renewal form for signs, outdoor dining, merchandise, etc.
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external Sidewalk Obstruction Permit Application
Apply for a Sidewalk Obstruction Permit
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Special Events
Permit specifically for larger events such as parades, road races, or walkathons.
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Stormwater Control Permit
Apply for a Stormwater Control Permit
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pdf Temporary Construction Access Permit
Apply for a Temporary Construction Access Permit
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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860

RECYCLING CENTER HOURS

Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Owen O'Riordan
Commissioner