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The Cambridge Police Records Unit will be open to members of the public by appointment only. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-3336 and hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. No fingerprint services are available at this time. Requests for general assistance, applications and License to Carry (LTC) renewals can be made by email:

Sunday/Holiday Work Permits

SERVICE ADVISORY: The Cambridge Police Records Unit will be open to members of the public, by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for LTC renewals and general assistance.  Please note that fingerprint services for new LTC applications are not yet available.  Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-3336 or by email


Per Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 136, Section 7, a Sunday/Holiday Work Permit must be obtained for any contractor work to be performed on a Sunday or Holiday. This permit is issued only when the necessary work cannot be performed on any other day without serious suffering, loss, damage or public inconvenience.

For your convenience, we have included a fillable online version of our
Sunday/Holiday Work Permit Request, which can be filled out and printed prior to seeking approval.  

All Sunday/Holiday work impacting, or being performed on City roads and sidewalks, must be approved by the City of Cambridge Department of Public Works prior to the issuance of the permit by the Cambridge Police. No permit will be issued by the Cambridge Police without prior DPW approval. The DPW headquarter is located at 147 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139. Once the work has been approved by DPW and the appropriate DPW signature obtained, bring the form to the Cambridge Police Records Unit at 125 Sixth St., Cambridge, MA 02142 during regular business hours. In most cases, the permit will be issued the same day.

If the work is expected to negatively impact vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic, a police detail may be required. Arrangements for police detail must be made prior to or at the time of the permit request.  

Cost of Sunday/Holiday Permit:
The cost of the permit is $25.00, payable to the City of Cambridge by check or cash.

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Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Cambridge Police Department

Branville G. Bard, Jr.
Police Commissioner

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