Ticketing & Enforcement

Church Street construction

Public Works issues permits for the use of public sidewalks, and enforces all ordinances governing the use of these sidewalks.  Learn more about permitting and enforcement related to:

Abandoned bicycles - regulation
Botanical obstructions - regulation
Business sidewalk use (display of merchandise, A-Frame signs, outdoor dining, etc.) - ordinance
Construction - permits
Newsracks - ordinance 
Sign posting - regulations
Snow and Ice - ordinance 
Refuse and Litter - ordinance
Recycling - ordinance


View all ordinances and/or regulations by division.




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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

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