Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates
NOTICE: DPW offices at 147 Hampshire St. are open to the public, by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4800 or by email at theworks@cambridgema.gov. Individual staff are also available for appointments outside of these hours as needed; please contact the office with the details of your issue, and we will coordinate with the appropriate staff member. Many DPW services can be provided online, and DPW phones are staffed 24/7 to respond to urgent concerns.

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Apply for a Tree Removal Permit

Effective March 11th, 2019, an amended City Ordinance restricts removal of “significant trees” on private property.

Public Works617-349-4800

Apply for an Annual Sidewalk Business Use Permit

A business use sidewalk obstruction permit is required if you are a business in the City of Cambridge and want to use an “A” framed sign, sandwich board, display merchandise, temporary banner or use tables and chairs on a sidewalk in the public way.

Public Works617-349-4800

Apply for an Excavation Permit

An Excavation and Trench Permit is required if you are excavating or trenching on private property or in a public right-of-way in the City of Cambridge.

Public Works617-349-4800

Film Shoot in the City of Cambridge

If you are planning to film in the City of Cambridge, you must complete the Filming Request Form.

Public Works617-349-4800

Find a Park or Playground

View our interactive the map to find parks in your neighborhood and across the city.

Public Works617-349-4800

Report a Missed Curbside Pickup

Report a missed curbide trash, recycling, compost or yard waste pick up to the city using our online portal or mobile app, Commonwealth Connect

Public Works617-349-4800

Report a Park Maintenance Issue

Report a park maintenance issue to the city using our online portal or mobile app, Commonwealth Connect

Public Works617-349-4800

Report a Pothole

Report a pothole to the city using our online portal or mobile app, Commonwealth Connect

Public Works617-349-4800

Report a Rodent Sighting

Report a rodent sighting to the city using our online portal or mobile app, Commonwealth Connect

Public Works617-349-4800

Report a Sidewalk Defect

Report a defective sidewalk to the city using our online portal or mobile app, Commonwealth Connect

Public Works617-349-4800
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