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.

Two free public wifi areas will be established in Victoria Park and Bannerman Park, in close proximity to non-market housing locations and street outreach services.
Due to the August civic holiday on Monday, August 3, most City offices and facilities will be closed.
To facilitate rehabilitation work on the Carpasian Road bridge the Rennies River Walking Trail will be closed between Elizabeth Avenue and Carpasian Road.  Trail users are asked to please follow the...
Residents of St. John's are advised that water will be shut off Wednesday, August 5 2020 on the following streets (list below) from 12:00 AM to 8:00 AM to facilitate planned watermain maintenance. 1...
The splash pad at Kenmount Terrace is closed for maintenance and an update will be provided on Wednesday, August 5.

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Application An application has been submitted by the City for a text amendment to the St. John’s Development Regulations Off Street Parking Requirements.  Description The City of St. John’s is...
Application A Discretionary Use has been submitted by Cirque’letics School of Circus Arts for a Commercial School to teach acrobatic-based skills at 60 O’Leary Avenue.  Description The proposal will...
Application A Discretionary Use has been submitted to operate a Home Occupation in a portion of the dwelling at 3 St. Michael’s Avenue. The proposed business will offer a Floral Design Studio.  ...

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Tuesdays - Call for Teen Quaranzine from Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries  Calling all creative teens! What has quarantine been like for you? Send us an image, poem, or piece of art...
The Regular Meeting of Council takes place each Monday at 3 p.m.; during the COVID-19 pandemic meetings are biweekly. Council meetins are live streamed through the Council and Committee...
Wednesdays - Wellness for Everyone Series with Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries and TD Summer Reading Join us every Wednesday on our YouTube channel for a different wellness tip or...

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