Doing Business

Building Height Graphic
Checklists, zoning guidelines and information on the permitting process...
Window Welcome Centre
Our Welcome Centre offers support to those starting or operating a business in St. John's...
Economic Review
Sign-up for our monthly newsletter
image of a desktop computer with a paper form coming out of the monitor; text says Email Applications Forms
At this time the best way to submit applications, permits and nominations to the City of St. John’s is by email. City staff are practicing social distancing and have access to email.
The tipping floor of the Robin Hood Bay Materials Recovery Facility showing paper/cardboard and container recycling material in separate piles
What’s happening to our recycling material now that China is no longer accepting recycling from Canada? You might be surprised at the answer, but we're not - we planned it this way.

Doing Business

Image of Downtown St. John's Buildings

The City of St. John's is a fantastic place to do business. Whether you are an established company or just starting out with your first business we can help you find all of the information you need to be successful from information on the permits and regulations required to do business in the City, to some of the services we provide and helpful information on our economy.

Learn more about Doing Business in the City of St. John’s by exploring this section of our website.

Today, St. John’s City Council announced funding and improvements to public transportation in St. John’s with the launch of Zip Network, which will improve offerings and increase frequency on multiple
Ms. Sheena McCrate, Chief Executive Officer of SJSEL, is leaving the organization...
The Board of Directors for the 2025 Canada Games Host Society in St. John’s has appointed Karen Sherriffs as Chief Executive Officer. Sherriffs will take on the role effective early 2022.

Pages

Due to forecasted weather conditions, garbage collection for Area 2A and 2B including recycling collection for 2B is postponed and will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Garbage collection for...
Motorists are advised that Springdale Street (between Water Street and George Street West) will be closed to facilitate the ongoing construction of the JAG Hotel. A traffic detour will be in place...
Motorists are advised there will be several short duration and sporadic lane reductions to facilitate work of the Kenmount Road Trunk Storm Sewer Upgrading project. Signage will be in place and flag...

Pages

The following appeal under the City of St. John’s Development Regulations will be heard virtually by the Appeal Board on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.  Decision of City re: rejection...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for a Home Occupation at 83 Wabush Place.  Description The proposed Home Occupation involves the baking of traditional and specialty...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for a Home Occupation at 5 Boland Street.  Description The proposed Home Occupation is for a Retail Use which involves the pick-up of...

Pages

Ring in the holiday season with our 20th annual Festival of Music and Lights Celebration at Bowring Park Duck Pond. From December 3 to January 6, 2022, visit Bowring Park Duck Pond to view the...
We are excited to welcome you back to the Garden for our Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival!   After last year's community-based pivot, which saw us taking Merry & Bright...
The City of St. John's wants to inform the public of a proposed Long Pond Flow Control Structure and Flood Mitigation project and address any questions or concerns the public may have. A...

Pages