About

Introduction

Cambridge, MA Decoded is an implementation of The State Decoded brought to you by the City of Cambridge. It is part of a City Council initiative to provide the laws of Cambridge, MA to the people in more accessible, modern format that can be used and reused. This site helps to bring down the barriers to accessing, understanding and navigating the laws of Cambridge, MA.

Data Sources

The official code of the City of Cambridge is maintained by Municipal Code Corporation and should be the primary reference for any legal questions. Even then, it is always good to consult with a lawyer when interpreting the law. Because the Code of Ordinances receives regular updates, we suggest that you refer to the Official Codes provided by Municipal Code Corporation for the verified and official codes. You may also contact the Cambridge City Clerk’s Office at 617-349-4260 to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.

API

The site has a RESTful, JSON-based API. Register for an API key and read the documentation for details.

Thanks

The platform on which this site is based, The State Decoded, was expanded to function beyond Virginia thanks to a generous grant by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Disclaimer

This is not an official copy of the Municipal Code of the City of Cambridge, MA and should not be relied upon for legal or other official purposes. Please refer to the Official Codes provided by Municipal Code Corporation for the verified and official codes. You may not modify these codes and then represent them as the original or official codes of the City of Cambridge. The code can only be officially changed through the legislative process and willfully misrepresenting modified code as the official code of the City of Cambridge is strictly prohibited.