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.

On Tuesday, October 20, residents living in Ward 2 of the City of St. John's will elect a new Councillor. Congratulations to the candidates who have been successfully nominated.
Today, Councillor Dave Lane announced that discussions between Metrobus and the union representing drivers and maintenance employees have reached an impasse.
The City of St. John’s, with support from Tree Canada, is celebrating National Forest Week (September 20 to 26) and the 10-year anniversary of National Tree Day on September 23.

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  Motorists and pedestrians are advised that Bay Bulls Road will be restricted to local traffic only from Old Bay Bulls Road West (near Civic #100) to Long Beach Street in both directions beginning...
Hebron Way will be closed from the Roundabout at Sea Rose Avenue to the end of the street to facilitate the construction of the Hebron Way Extension. Traffic to businesses located south of the Hebron...

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The following appeal under the City of St. John’s Development Regulations will be heard virtually by the Appeal Board on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12 p.m. Decision of the Planning, Engineering...
Application A Change of Non-Conforming Use Application has been submitted at 520 Main Road to change the Use from a convenience store to a Pet Grooming Salon.  Description The proposed business will...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted to operate a Home Occupation in a portion of the Dwelling at 133 Old Bay Bulls Road. The proposed business will offer a Dog Training...

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The following appeal under the City of St. John’s Development Regulations scheduled for Tuesday, September 29 has been cancelled. A new date and time will be published once confirmed....
Governance in a Changing North Atlantic Ocean: A Webinar Series for Sustainable Ocean and Viable Fishing Communities   Fall 2020   The ocean and our relationship to it has...
We are very excited to bring you St. John’s first Soapbox Science event this year! There are far fewer women in leadership positions in STEM fields than men, with gender disparity being...

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