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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.

As part of Budget 2021, fines for parking violations were increased. Amendments to several city by-laws were required before these increases could come into effect.
At the Committee of the Whole meeting on January 13, Council received a report outlining the results of the City’s 2020 Citizen Satisfaction Survey.
Residents of St. John's are advised that due to a watermain break, water will be shut off Thursday, January 21 2021, on the following streets from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm1. Davidson Pl (Shaw St to End)2....
Motorists and pedestrians are advised that due to sewer main repairs, the following street(s) will be closed Wednesday, January 20 2021, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm:1. New Cove Rd (Tunis Crt to Tunis Crt...
Motorists and pedestrians are advised that due to watermain repairs, the following street(s) will be closed Wednesday, January 20 2021, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm:1. Shaw St (Topsail Rd to Warbury St)2...
Application A Public Meeting will take place online regarding a rezoning application submitted by Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador for three Townhouses.  Description An application is...
Application A virtual Public Hearing will take place regarding an application submitted to the City to rezone 138 Ladysmith Drive for three Townhouses.  Description The St. John's Municipal Council...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted to operate a Salon as a Home Occupation at 6 Caravelle Place.  Description The salon will occupy a floor area of 26.6m2. The business...

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Application A Public Meeting will take place online regarding a rezoning application for 11 Tiffany Lane.   Description An application is being considered to rezone land to the Apartment...
The SJFM operates Saturdays year round from 9-4 at the St. John's Community Market, 245 Freshwater Road. It’s alive with Local! With over 100 vendors and growing, the St. John...
TEEN SKATE Saturdays at 8pm & 9:30pm. Pre-registration reguired! Call Mile One Centre box office at 576-7657 betwwen 12noon-4pm, Monday through Friday or Sunday from 1-3pm.

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