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Welcome to the City of Cambridge On-Line Permit Program

Please Note

The Department of Public Works and Inspectional Services Departments began accepting new permits and license applications through the City of Cambridge Permitting and Licensing System as of the following dates:
  • June, 2018 - Inspectional Services Department
  • April, 2019 - The Department of Public Works

If you applied for a permit in this system, please click "Log On" in the top right corner to view the status of your existing permit(s).

If you wish to a apply for a new permit, please visit the City of Cambridge Permitting and Licensing System:

The City of Cambridge's goal is to make the permit process convenient for the applicant and reduce the amount of leg work currently required for some permits. Inspectional Services Department and Public Works Department permits are available. Links to other Public Works permits can be found here . Additional permits will be available in the future through this site.

To begin using the On-Line Permit Program , you will be required to register. Click on "Register" located on the right side of the grey bar above. After filling in the required information which will include your email address and a password, click submit. The City Departments will review for approval. Upon approval you will receive a notification. Following notification and using your email address and password to login, you may begin the permitting process.

Click on the "Permitting" link on the toolbar above. Click "Begin Process" . A list of permits available on-line will appear. Click on the permit type you would like to obtain.

You are now ready to begin.

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As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper. Otherwise we do not share any personally identifying information with any third party. For more complete information regarding the Public Records Law, please refer to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Secretary of State’s office website as well as the text of the Public Records Law.”