Resident and Visitor Parking Permit Renewal is now underway.

Cambridge residents can apply by mail, in person at 344 Broadway, or online. For more information, see below.

Thank you for your patience throughout this process!


The City provides a variety of parking permits.

Resident Parking Permits allow Cambridge residents to park vehicles, including motorcycles, registered in their names at the Cambridge address at which they live to park at locations throughout the City which are posted "Permit Parking Only."

Visitor Parking Permits allow people visiting a Cambridge resident to park near the resident's home during their visit.

The City of Cambridge does not provide short-term parking permits for summer school students or sub-letters. Individuals seeking on-street parking must meet the eligibility requirements for a resident parking permit.

Street Occupancy permits are available online for residents who wish to park moving vansmoving containers or cratesdumpsters or trucks being used for construction projects on City streets and for special events or block parties.  The City posts temporary no parking signs for these permits.  If you see one of these signs, read it carefully to ensure that the location at which you are parking is not temporarily a no parking zone.

The Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department must also sign-off on permits issued by other City Departments including curb cut and building permits for large projects.

All Permits