Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates

The City Clerk’s Office is accepting applications to marry by appointment, and appointments for other services, Monday through Thursday. Appointments to marry can be made by calling 617-349-4260. Please be aware that due to social distancing requirements, only the parties to the marriage will be allowed in the office during their appointment. Appointments for other Clerk’s Office services can be made online. All appointments will be scheduled in 30-minute increments. If you miss your appointment, you will have to reschedule for another day.

City Clerk's Office COVID-19 Service Update


City Clerks Service Updates


The City Clerks Office continues to provide Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Business Certificates, Etc. however due to Covid-19 the City Clerks office will not longer accept in person requests for copies of these documents.  If you would like a copy of a Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, or Business Certificate they can be purchased by mail or online by following the instructions below:


Marriage Certificate


Birth Certificate


Death Certificate


To order a Business Certificate please send a letter with the name of the business, name of one or more of the owners and the business address to the City Clerks Office with a $10.00 check or money order along with self address stamped envelope.


How to apply for a Business Certificate


The City Clerks continues to accept applications for Business Certificates however we are not accepting applications in person.  If you would like to apply for a Business Certificate, You can apply for a business certificate using a form that is available online.  Once you have completed the form, it must be signed in front of a notary before being mailed to the clerk’s office.  You can find the form here: 


Apply for a Business Certificate


On March 31, 2020, Governor Baker extended the stay at home advisory until May 4, which requires all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to keep their physical workplaces and facilities closed to workers and members of the public.   Thus, City of Cambridge building closures and program adjustments currently in place will remain that way until May 4.


The Cambridge City Council will continue to hold regular meetings.  Members of the public cannot be physically present during the meeting, but can watch the meeting on the Municipal Channel 22-Cityview or online via the City of Cambridge Open Meeting Portal link at


Virtual Meeting Attendance

Members of the Public are invited to attend and/or participate in Regular and Special Meetings of the Cambridge City Council 3 ways:

  • View meetings over the City of Cambridge Municipal Television Channel – Tune in to Cable Channel 22 locally, to watch meetings on your television.
  • Watch/Participate via Zoom teleconferencing – To watch a meeting via Zoom teleconference, follow the appropriate link below:


City Council Meeting 
To use Zoom via phone-only, dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: 312-626-6799 or 929-436-2866 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833 or 253-215-8782

Webinar ID: 978 9584 7144


Finance Committee 
To use Zoom via phone-only, dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: 312-626-6799 or 929-436-2866 or 301-715-8592 or 346-248-7799 or 669-900-6833 or 253-215-8782

Webinar ID: 967 4380 5129


  • Registration is required in order to speak during public comment - Sign up begins at 9 a.m. on the Friday before the meeting.


Follow the link here to register to speak.


Speakers will be prompted to enter their first and last name when signing into the Zoom, please use the same name you have signed up to speak as in order to be unmuted by the moderator during public comment.


For more information regarding Zoom technology, click here:


On Friday, April 3, 2020, Governor Baker signed into law Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19 (the “Act”).  Section 17 of the Act modifies state and local laws governing the submission and processing of permit applications to City multi-member boards and commissions for the duration of the State of Emergency declared by Governor Baker on March 10, 2020.  While the State of Emergency is in effect, applications for permits issued by City multi-member boards and commissions may be filed by e-mail to the City Clerk at  All application fees should be submitted to the applicable board or commission by mail."


Cambridge Historical Commission




Notice of Rescheduled Hearings

Mid Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission

Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission


Board of Zoning Appeals


Public hearings have been rescheduled pursuant to Section 17(b)(v) of Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, and will be rescheduled for a date after the Governor’s state of emergency is lifted in accordance with Section 17(b) of Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020. Please check this website regularly for updates to the Board’s schedule.




Ed Doherty, Kems Holding Corporation – 747 Cambridge Street – BZA-017160-2019

Ed Doherty, Kems Holding Corporation – 747 Cambridge Street – BZA-017232-2019

Roberto Amaya & Natercia Amaya – C/o Karla Tinkjian, Designer – 97 Sixth Street - BZA-017236-2019


APRIL 23, 2020


James P. Robertson & Judith Robertson – 45 Magoun Street – BZA-017212-2019

Neheet Trivedi & Kate McGovern – 41-43 Magoun Street – BZA-017213-2019

Windsor Ninety-Three LLC – C/o Richard C. Lynds, Esq. – 93 Windsor Street - BZA-017229-2019

Neheet Trivedi & Kate McGovern – 41 Magoun Street – BZA-017257-2020

James & Judith Robertson – 45 Magoun Street – BZA-017258-2020

Windsor Ninety-Three LLC – C/o Richard C. Lyons, Esq. – 93 Windsor Street - BZA-017272-2020

Buckingham Brown & Nichols – c/o Cynthia Westerman – 80 Gerry’s Landing Road – BZA-017260-2020

Buckingham Brown & Nichols – c/o Cynthia Westerman – 197 Coolidge Hill – BZA-017261-2020

Buckingham Brown & Nichols – c/o Cynthia Westerman – 30 Gerry’s Landing Road – BZA-017262-2020

5527-16-19A Forest Street Cambridge LLC – C/o Noam Kleinman – 16-18 Forest Street - BZA-017247-2020

5527-16-19A Forest Street Cambridge LLC – C/o Noam Kleinman – 17-19 Forest Street – BZA-017248-2020

David Karmon – C/o Louise Goff – 165 Mt. Auburn Street – BZA-017250-2020


APRIL 30, 2020


Lauree E. Mansour – C/o Sean D. Hope, Esq.  – 17 Clay Street – BZA-017268-2020

Jordan Nollman – C/o Adam J. Glassman, R.A./GCD Architects – 321 Mt. Auburn Street – BZA-017270-2020

Cambridge Ivy Inn – C/o Mark Roderick, Manager – 6 Sacramento Street – BZA-017271-2020

66 Hurley Street LLC – C/o Lauren Harder – 66 Hurley Street – BZA-017274-2020

Mickey Correll & Monique Brouillette – C/o James J. Rafferty, Esq. – 4-6 Kinnaird Street – BZA-017266-2020

Honeycomb Design + Build, LLC – C/o Ann Fullerton – 23 Myrtle Avenue – BZA-017259-2020

Aaron Kemp – 245 Mt. Auburn Street – BZA-017269-2020

Amos Third Corner LLC – C/O Sarah Like Rhatigan, Esq. – 32 Highland Street – BZA-017267-2020


Previously Continued Case – Central Square Redevelopment LLC – C/o Clifford Schorer – 544 Mass Avenue – BZA-017219-2019


MAY 14, 2020


The Davis Companies – C/o Gretchen McGill – 10 Wilson Road – BZA-017265-2020

Renato Fontes – C/o Sean D. Hope, Esq. – 372 Concord Avenue – BZA-017278-2020

Aamodt Plub Architects – C/o Grace Mathieson – 20 Brown Street – BZA-017276-2020

Anthony Brooks – 233 River Street – BZA-017280-2020

C.E.M Realty Trust – C/o James J. Rafferty, Esq. – 300 Bent Street – BZA-017277-2020

Christopher & Melissa Kimball – C/o James J. Rafferty, Esq. – 23 Buckingham Street – BZA-017281-2020


Previously Continued Case – Karen and Andrew Sinclair – C/o Melissa MacDonald, Landscape Architect – 39 Mt. Pleasant Street – BZA-017252-2020


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