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The Permit Division closes at noon (12:00pm) on Fridays.  Any applications submitted after 11:30am on Fridays will not be processed until the following Monday (Tuesday when Monday is a holiday). The temporary signs are posted 48 hours in advance of the permit start.  Permits processed on Mondays can not have a start date prior to the following Thursday.

You can reserve space in front of your building for your moving van (commercial plates only). A Moving Van Permit Application must be submitted 4 business days prior to the moving date. The Traffic Department will post the area so that ample space will be available for your moving van to park for easy access to your property. Please remember that the date, times and truck footage of the moving van are most important.

NEW!  Moving and can’t take it all? Plan ahead and arrange a free pick up from inside your Cambridge home with the Coalition for the Homeless. They will schedule pickups in Cambridge for the last Friday and the first Monday of every month, except holidays. 2014 pickup dates: September 26, October 6, October 31, November 3, November 21, December 1, and December 19. Items must be clean and usable. Someone’s gonna love your stuff. Email pictures of your good-condition furniture to and include your address, phone number and put “Cambridge Pickup” in the subject line. They take kitchen tables & chairs, couches & sofa chairs, ottomans, hutches, end tables, coffee tables, bed frames, dressers, bookshelves, cabinets, rugs, lamps, dishes, pots & pans, and blankets & linens. More info:

Modification of date, time or location to permits will not be accepted after signs have been posted unless due to extreme weather conditions.   In the event that an applicant requests a posting modification after signs are posted, there will be no refund and applicant's must re-apply and pay for a new permit.

Permit fee per vehicle per day.
     Up to 49ft.         $ 25.00
     50ft.  & over      $ 50.00
     Plus meter fee ($10.00/day/meter) if applicable. 

Moving Vans may be kept on the street overnight if the space is reserved for 2 consecutive days.

The City of Cambridge retains the right to revoke or deny street occupancy permits at any time for reasons including, but not limited to the following: non-compliance of any state law, City Ordinance, failure to comply with the above guidelines or failure to make payments.

All City permits are subject to review and can be revoked at any time per order of the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Director.



Important Note


After applying and paying for permits online, you will receive a permit via email. In some instances emails will be sent to spam or junk folders. Please be sure to check all necessary folders for your permit. 



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