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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 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 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

Apply for a Catering License or Permit

Application to submit to apply for a One-Day Catering Permit or an Annual Catering License in the City of Cambridge

Inspectional Services 617-349-6100

Apply for a Cryogenics/Compressed Gases Permit

Application to submit when applying for a Cryogenics/Compressed Gases permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a Fire Alarm System Modification Permit

Application to submit when applying for a Fire Alarm System Modification Permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a Fire Sprinkler Modification Permit

Application to submit when applying for a Water Based Fire Protection System Modification Permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a Fire Suppression Permit - New

Application to submit when applying for a Non-Water Based Fire Protection System Modification Permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a Flammable & Combustible Material Permit - Lab

Application to submit when applying for a Flammable & Combustible Material Permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a Food or Sanitary Permit

Inspectional Services enforces the State Sanitary Code for various establishments, including the issuance of temporary food handler permits for special events and farmer's markets.

Inspectional Services 617-349-6100

Apply for a Fuel Oil Burner & Storage Permit - Alteration/Repair

Application to submit when applying for Apply for a Fuel Oil Burner & Storage Permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

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.

License 617-349-6140

Apply for a Hazardous Materials Processing Permit

Application to submit when applying for a Hazardous Materials Processing Permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a Jitney Permit

Jitney Permits are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License 617-349-6140

Apply for a License to Carry & FID Cards

The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) accepts and processes applications for License to Carry (LTC) & Firearm Identification Card (FID). CPD will only accept and process License to Carry (LTC) & Firearm Identification Card (FID) applications that are complete.

Cambridge Police 617-349-3300

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 Transportation 617-349-4700

Apply for a One Day Peddler/Vendor License

One Day Peddler/Vendor Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License 617-349-6140

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.

License 617-349-6140

Apply for a Pole & Conduit Permit

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

License 617-349-6140

Apply for A Raffle Bazaar Permit

Raffle & Bazaar Permits are processed by the Cambridge License Commission.

License 617-349-6140

Apply for a Sale and Transfer Smoke/CO Certificate (26F-26F 1/2) - 6 or More Units Sold/Transferred

Application to submit when applying for Sale and Transfer Smoke/CO Certificate (26F - 26F½)

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a State-Mandated Fire Inspection Registration

Application to submit when applying for State-Mandated Fire Inspection Registration

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

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 Transportation 617-349-4700

Apply for a Tank Installation Permit UST/AST

Application to submit when applying for Tank Installation Permit UST/AST

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a Tank Removal Permit - Abandon In Place

Application to submit when applying for Tank Removal Permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a Temporary Fuel Storage Permit

Application to submit when applying for Temporary Fuel Storage Permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a Unvented Gas Appliance Permit

Unvented Propane or Natural Gas Fired Space Heater Permit

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

Apply for a Valet Permit

Businesses can apply for valet parking spaces.

Traffic, Parking, and Transportation 617-349-4700

Apply for an Amusement License

Amusement Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission.

License 617-349-6140

Apply for Sale and Transfer Smoke/CO Certificate (26F-26F 1/2) - Less Than 6 Units Sold/Transferred

Sale and Transfer Smoke/CO Certificate (26F-26F 1/2) - Less Than 6 Units Sold/Transferred

Cambridge Fire 617-349-4900

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 Transportation 617-349-4700

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 Works 617-349-4800

Get Fingerprinted

Cambridge residents can be fingerprinted for gun permits, employment and security clearances.

Cambridge Police 617-349-3300

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 Transportation 617-349-4700
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