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Access an Emergency Shelter

Massachusetts offers a 24/7 toll-free, multi-lingual domestic violence hotline that provides access to emergency shelter statewide.

Cambridge Police 617-349-3300

Access Small Business Data and Market Research

The Small Business Data Dashboard displays data from Cambridge's local business market in accessible graph, chart, and text formats. The dashboard also links to license and permitting information and other small business resources available through the City.

Community Development 617-349-4600

Apply for a Banner Permit

The Electrical Department approves banner attachments to poles in the public way.

Electrical 617-349-4925

Apply for a Block Party Permit

A block party is a community event hosted on a City street by a group of neighbors, a non-profit organization, or an association. During a block party, a portion a single block is closed to through traffic.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation 617-349-4700

Apply for a Board or Commission

The City of Cambridge encourages and promotes involvement by residents in the decision-making process through participation in a variety of boards and commissions.

City Manager's Office 617-349-4300

Apply for a Building Permit

Building permits are issued by the Inspectional Services Department. Anyone seeking to construct, alter, repair, or demolish a structure must first obtain a building permit.

Inspectional Services 617-349-6100

Apply for a Business Certificate

A business certificate must be filed for any person, partnership, or corporation conducting business in Cambridge under a name other than their own.

City Clerk's Office 617-349-4260

Apply for a Cambridge Arts Grant

This program provides access to professional arts and culture events for Cambridge youth through Field Trip Grants and also supports individual artists and organizations through Project Grants.

Cambridge Arts 617-349-4380

Apply for a Cannabis Business Permit

Cannabis Business permits are issued by the Inspectional Services Department. Anyone seeking to open a Cannabis Retail Store or operate as a Cultivator, Product Manufacturer, and/or Transporter in Cambridge must obtain a Cannabis Business permit.

Inspectional Services 617-349-6100

Apply for a Carbon Monoxide Technical Option Permit

Application to submit when applying for Carbon Monoxide Technical Option Permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900
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