Doing Business

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.
City Council 2017-2021 after swearing-in ceremony
Congratulations to City Council, 2017-2021, who are now officially sworn-in to office.
City of St. John's Affordable Housing logo, an illustration of colourful houses and trees
The City of St.John’s is accepting applications for the Housing Catalyst Fund to produce tangible housing solutions for residents. Grants are available for up to $10,000 per project.
Heritage building
The City has awarded over $16,000 to seven residents who applied to the Heritage Financial Incentives Program in 2017. The program aims to conserve heritage by assisting property owners with grants.
Parking meter with a yellow bag over it, text on image "Why does the City bag parking meters"
From time to time, parking meters operated by the City of St. John’s may be bagged with a bright, yellow bag. A yellow bag on a meter indicates that the parking space is not available.

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.

On Thursday, April 19, the City of St. John’s will exercise its Emergency Management Plan in partnership with the St. John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) and other emergency partners.

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Fourteen (14) meters will bagged in the area from Subway at 338 Water Street to the Tourism Building on the north side of Water Street and from Maries Mini Mart to the temporary bus stop on the east...
Portugal Cove Road will be closed between New Cove Road and Elizabeth Avenue on Monday, April 9th until August 31st.  Construction will also encompass the section of Portugal Cove Road between...

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The City of St. John's has received an application from Lat49 Architecture Inc., on behalf of the Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters, to rezone 18 Springdale Street to the new Institutional -...
A Discretionary Use Application has been submitted requesting permission to occupy 79 Hopedale Crescent as a Home Occupation for an automotive dealership office.   The business will occupy a floor...
A Discretionary Use Application has been submitted requesting permission to occupy a portion of 55 Pippy Place as a Commercial School for a School of Circus Acts.   The business will occupy a total...

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Join us for an exciting musical adventure as we feature selections from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Star Trek, E-T, Back to the Future, & Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  This is...
Identify: A Celebration of Indigenous Arts & Culture aims to create space for Indigenous voices and expression, bringing together Indigenous arts and culture professionals from the theatre,...
The Anchormen Barbershop Chorus and Quartets are pleased to present our 'Spring Spectacular' show. Special guest performers include: Close Quarters Barbershop Quartet, The New Upsilon...

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