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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 Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a Dumpster Permit

A Dumpster Permit allows you to reserve curb space for the purpose of temporarily placing a dumpster on a City street for moving debris or garbage from a construction site. Dumpster permits are issued for a maximum of two spaces.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a Moving Container or Crate Permit

A Moving Container/Crate Permit allows you to reserve curb space for the purpose of placing a crate or container on a City street while moving goods in or out of a building. These permits are issued for three consecutive days.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a Moving Van Permit

A Moving Van Permit allows you to reserve curb space for the purpose of parking a vehicle on a City street while moving goods in or out of a building. Moving Van Permits can be issued for a maximum of three consecutive days.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a Non-Resident Parking Permit

We offer parking permits to people who do not reside in Cambridge for a limited number of reasons.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a Parking Permit

Parking permits allow residents and visitors to park in areas designated "Parking by Permit Only," on a first-come, first-served basis.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a Street Occupancy Permit

We offer different types of Street Occupancy Permits, which allow you to reserve space on the street for various reasons.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for a Valet Permit

Businesses can apply for valet parking spaces.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Apply for Tool Truck Permit

A Tool Truck Permit reserves space for a specified length of time to park contractors' vehicles while doing construction in Cambridge.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Learn about Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Look up Towed Vehicle

Look up a recently towed vehicle by the license plate number or by make and model.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Park a Car in Cambridge

Information for residents and visitors about parking a car in Cambridge.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Pay a Parking Ticket

Parking tickets may be paid online, over the phone, through the mail, or in person at the Department of Traffic, Parking, and Transportation offices.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Report a Damaged Bike Rack

Report a broken or damaged bike rack to the city using our online portal or mobile app, Commonwealth Connect

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Request a Disability Parking Space

Cambridge residents who have a disability plate or placard may file an application for a disability space adjacent to their homes.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

Submit a Traffic Signal or Sign Complaint

Report an issue with a traffic signal or traffic sign to the city using our online portal or mobile app, Commonwealth Connect

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation617-349-4700

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 Services617-349-6100

Apply for a Curb Cut

Anyone wanting to make or change a cut in the curb of the street, such as in constructing, moving or removing a driveway must first obtain a permit from the City of Cambridge.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Apply for a Garage, Flammables or Garage with Flammables License

Garage, Flammables or Garage with Flammables Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission and governed by Massachusetts General Law ch. 148 sec. 13 & 56. It takes approximately four to six weeks for the application to be processed, and if approved, the license to be issued.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Jitney Permit

Jitney Permits are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a One-Day Alcohol and Entertainment License

In an effort to streamline processes and increase transparency, the License Commission has created an application for the following requests: one-day alcohol licenses, one-day entertainment licenses, and one-day alcohol and entertainment licenses.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Pole & Conduit Permit

Pole & Conduit Permits are issued by the Pole and Conduit Commission.

License617-349-6140

Apply for a Variance or Special Permit

Some uses and/or developments of real property may require relief from the Board of Zoning Appeal (BZA). The BZA hears requests for Variances, Special Permits, Comprehensive Permits, and Appeals.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Apply for an Open Air Parking License

Open Air Parking Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License617-349-6140

Film Shoot in the City of Cambridge

If you are planning to film in the City of Cambridge, you must complete the Filming Request Form.

Public Works617-349-4800

Obtain a Temporary Disability Parking Permit

Temporary Disability Parking Permit program affords Cambridge residents with disabilities equal opportunities to avail themselves of public parking.

Human Service Programs617-349-6200

Pay or View a Bill Online

View and pay their real estate, motor vehicle excise, personal property, water bills, Municipal Lien Certificates, and Vital records online.

Finance617-349-4220

Report an Issue via Commonwealth Connect

Report a non-emergency Issue via our Commonwealth Connect App.

Cambridge Police617-349-3300

Submit a Service Request

Commonwealth Connect is your direct connection for commonly requested City services

Public Works617-349-4800

Submit a Taxi Complaint or Compliment

Report a complaint or compliment to the city using our online portal or mobile app, Commonwealth Connect

License617-349-6140

View Five Year Street and Sidewalk Plan

Our approach emphasizes streets designed and operated for users of all ages and abilities.

Public Works617-349-4800

View Snow Center

The Cambridge Snow Center keeps the public informed of winter storm service impacts, parking ban information and general storm information.

Public Works617-349-4800
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