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Building Permits

Anyone seeking to construct, alter, repair, or demolish a structure must first obtain a building permit. The building permit must be obtained before the start of any work and prominently posted at the job site.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Common Victualler Licenses

A Common Victualler License is issued by the Cambridge License Commission and governed by Massachusetts General Laws, Ch. 140, Sec. 2-9. Every food service establishment in the City of Cambridge with capabilities for cooking, preparing, and serving food is required to have a Common Victualler License.

License617-349-6140

Demolition Permit

Contractor responsible for demolition must provide the following to obtain a permit

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Garage, Flammables, or Garage with Flammables License

Garage, Flammables or Garage with Flammables Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Housing Inspections

The most common types of complaints are: no heat, insufficient hot water, plumbing problems, cross metering, egress obstruction, rodent infestation, hoarding, rubbish, landlord maintenance responsibilities.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Innholder or Lodging House License

Innholder or Lodging House Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission and are governed by Massachusetts General Law.

License617-349-6140
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Planning an Event in the City

Permits are required if you plan to host an event on City property

Public Works617-349-4800
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