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Variance or Special Permit

Some uses and/or developments of real property may require relief from the Board of Zoning Appeal (BZA).

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Alcohol License

Annual Alcohol License fall into two categories, Retail On-Premise for restaurants, hotels & clubs and Retail Off-Premise for package stores and markets. Both are issued by the License Commission in conjunction with the State's Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC). Retail On-Premise is governed by both Massachusetts General Law ch. 138, sec. 12 and Cambridge Regulations. Retail Off-Premise is governed by both Massachusetts General Law ch. 138, sec. 15 and Cambridge Regulations. The process for applying for a license takes a minimum of eight to ten weeks.

License617-349-6140

Annual Entertainment License

Annual Entertainment Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

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
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Commonwealth Connect

Commonwealth Connect is your direct connection for commonly requested City services.

City Manager's Office617-349-4300

Food Truck Vending

Food trucks are an important and growing part of the Cambridge food businesses economy. Food trucks offer new food businesses a relatively low-cost opportunity for testing menu items, building brand awareness, and growing a loyal customer base.

Community Development617-349-4600

One-Day Licenses

One Day Entertainment Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission and governed by Massachusetts General Law.

License617-349-6140

Shops and Sales Licenses

The City of Cambridge issues a number of licenses related to the resale of goods including, second hand goods, antique shops, and auctioneers.

License617-349-6140

Sign Certification

All signs must be certified by the City of Cambridge prior to display.

Community Development617-349-4600

Used Car Dealer Class I/II/III License

Used Car Dealer Class I, II, III Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140
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