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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.

From December 1 to March 31 parking is prohibited 24 hours a day on streets designated as ‘No Parking Snow Route. Learn more about winter parking restrictions.
This holiday season consider giving the gift of play to a child in need by donating to the REAL Program. It’s easy to donate: online, by telephone or in-person.
The City's 10-Year Affordable Housing Strategy outlines a commitment to identify city-owned vacant land for potential redevelopment as affordable housing. See the results of public engagement...

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Contractors may be working on the following street from December 6-10 under the City’s annual streets rehabilitation and infrastructure maintenance programs. Work could include concrete/street...
The Mundy Pond Trail near the construction area will be temporarily closed to carry out site work for the Mews Centre replacement. This closure is in effect from Thursday, November 25 at 8:00 am...
Motorists are advised that Bay Bulls Road (Griffin's Lane to Connolly's Lane) will be closed to traffic to facilitate construction works associated with the Goulds Servicing (Phase 2) Sanitary Trunk...

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Registration for Recreation Winter Programs begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, for residents of St. John’s and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, for residents of other municipalities.  To learn...
Application A Public Meeting will take place online regarding a rezoning application for land at 19 King’s Bridge Road,  Description The City has received an application from The Brigus Production...
The following appeal under the City of St. John’s Development Regulations will be heard virtually by the Appeal Board on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021, at 12:45 p.m.  Decision of City re: rejection...

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Ring in the holiday season with our 20th annual Festival of Music and Lights Celebration at Bowring Park Duck Pond. From December 3 to January 6, 2022, visit Bowring Park Duck Pond to view the...
Humpday Market St. John's,where local shops come together to make an enjoyable evening of shopping local.  We showcase new and established local makers and entrepreneurs, hot food, baked...
We are excited to welcome you back to the Garden for our Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival!   After last year's community-based pivot, which saw us taking Merry & Bright...

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