Permits and Applications
The Permit Division of Public Works issues permits pertaining to the occupation and/or excavation of the public roadways and sidewalks. Permits include dumpsters, banners, vending, telephone booths, newspaper boxes, sidewalk cafes, filming, and any private or utility cutting into City roadways and sidewalks (including driveways). The Permit Division is located in Room 715 of Boston City Hall and is where permit fees are collected and the permits themselves issued after necessary signage is obtained through the Transportation Department. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, money order, and debit/credit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover Card only).