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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.

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Contractors may be working on the following arterial and collector streets from August 3–7 under the City’s annual streets rehabilitation and infrastructure maintenance programs.  Work could include...
To facilitate construction work of the 2019 Bridge Rehabilitation Program, motorists and pedestrians are advised that Portugal Cove Road (in the vicninty of the bridge over Rennies River) will have a...
To facilitate construction work of the 2019 Bridge Rehabilitation Program, motorists and pedestrians are advised that Carpasian Road (in the vicinity of bridge over Rennies River) will have a lane...

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Application A Discretionary Use has been submitted to operate a Home Occupation in a portion of the dwelling at 133 Old Bay Bulls. The proposed business will offer Doggy Daycare services.  ...
Application A Discretionary Use has been submitted by InShape Fitness Ltd. for a Fitness Facility at 60 O’Leary Avenue  Description The proposed Facility will be a 24-hour, card access gym. The...
St. John’s Municipal Plan Amendment Number 147, 2020 St. John’s Development Regulations Amendment Number 680, 2020 Take notice that amendments adopted on the 17th day of February, 2020, and approved...

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The Committee of the Whole takes place every second Wednesday at 9 a.m. The meeting is live streamed and can be accessed via the Council and Committees calendar.
Free artisan demonstrations from 11am - 3pm, Wednesday - Sunday. Meet the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation artisans and watch them work while visiting our gift shop in the beautiful historic Quidi...
Enjoy an evening of shopping with the newest local vendors. Humpday Market St. John's is a weekly night market featuring some of the best local small business St. John's and area has to offer...

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