Doing Business

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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.
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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

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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.

The City of St. John’s has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a tenant for food/beverage service at the Bannerman Park Canteen, formerly operated by Beavertails.
Winter parking restrictions vary depending on where you park your vehicle. Learn more...
Today, Councillor Dave Lane, Council lead on Finance, has released a video explaining the process Council used to prepare this year’s budget.

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To facilitate utility line clearing work by Newfoundland Power, the T’railway from Blackhead Road to Mackey Place, will be intermittently closed from Monday, December 7, 2020 to Friday, December 18,...
The left lane of King's Road from Queen's Road to Military Road will be closed to traffic to facilitate repairs in the area. Motorists should use an alternate route and expect delays. Emergency...
Motorists and pedestrians are advised of the following lane reduction / closures: The areas affected includes Circular Road at the Empire Avenue and Circular Road intersection and Bannerman Road at...

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The City of St. John's invites applications to fill a vacancy on the Bike St. John's Advisory Committee in the category of Younger Generation Cyclist.    Interested individuals should review the...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted to operate a Retail Business as a Home Occupation at 79 MacBeth Drive.  Description The business will involve the sale of miscellaneous...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted to convert an existing Dwelling (Heritage Building) into a Bed & Breakfast and Eating Establishment at 20 Gower Street.  Description...

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Registration for Winter Programs begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, for residents of St. John’s and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8, for residents of other municipalities.  To...
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season in a spirit of community togetherness. Residents and business owners are asked to join with their neighbours in a countdown and official City lighting at 5...
We have big news to unwrap as we announce the first ever St. John's Festive Market, December 4th-6th! Don't make shopping for this year's perfect holiday gifts just another challenge...

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