1/16/2019 7:27 p.m. There will be emergency demolition work that will begin tonight, January 16, beginning at approximately 8pm.  This work is to demolish the fire damaged building at the corner of Cambridge Street and Hunting Street. The demolition is expected to be completed by midnight, however, crews will be working into the early morning to secure and cover the site. No debris will be removed this evening. Residents can expect the area to be illuminated and noise from machinery conducting the work. The Cambridge Fire Department, Inspectional Services, and the Department of Public Works will be on scene. If you have questions about this emergency demolition, please call the emergency communications center at 617-349-3300. Since the building is unsafe it has be removed immediately. 


Short-Term Rental Regulation Informational Session


Lombardi Building
Basement Level Conference Room
831 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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(617) 349-6100


The Cambridge City Council adopted a Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance (#1397) which goes in effect on April 1, 2018 and regulates the rental of property for transient housing (stays up to 30 days).  Cambridge residents who meet eligibility requirements and wish to use their residential property for short-term rental must register with the city’s Inspectional Services Department by April 1, 2018. 

Inspectional Services will host drop-in informational sessions for Cambridge residents to ask questions about the new Ordinance, eligibility requirements, the process of obtaining a Certificate of Registration, or check on the specific conditions of their property.

Additional sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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