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Building Permit Plan Review Information

Inspectional Services

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The Inspectional Services Department manages building permit applications that may require pre-approval from the Fire Department located at 491 Broadway. In such cases, you will receive a message with instructions. 

Most projects are usually handled during the Fire Prevention Offices' counter hours of 8-10 AM and 2-3 PM, Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays. Please note that large projects require an appointment.* Be sure to bring a hard copy of your plans with you. The fee is $75.00 ($200.00 for ground up high rise projects), cash or check made out to the City of Cambridge. Credit Cards are not accepted at this time. 

If necessary, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 617-349-4918 for additional information.

* Large projects are considered anything that would take more than about 10-15 minutes to review.

Last Updated: 2/6/2017 | Provide feedback on this page

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