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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.

Today, City Council passed a Declaration in Support of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to promote and strengthen mutually respectful relationships with the urban Indigenous community in St. John’s.
Today, the City of St. John’s signed an agreement with the Community Housing Transformation Centre that triples the funds available for affordable housing grants.

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Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted to operate a Psychologist Clinic as a Home Occupation at 8 Rodney Street.  Description The Clinic will have a floor area of 8.6m2 and...
The City of St. John's recently filled two positions on the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee and is seeking additional nominations to fill:  one vacancy representing a Dance organization; one...
URBAN AND RURAL PLANNING ACT CITY OF ST. JOHN’S NOTICE OF REGISTRATION ADULT MASSAGE PARLOUR   Take notice that the City of St. John’s amendment adopted on March 30th, 2020, has been registered by...

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The Committee of the Whole takes place every second Wednesday at 9 a.m. The meeting is live streamed and can be accessed via the Council and Committees calendar.
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...
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’s...

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