Doing Business

image with green background and text Our City Our Future with stylized O from the St. John's corporate logo
The City's current strategic plan expires this year and we are seeking input from residents and other stakeholders on our strategic directions and budget planning for 2019-2021.
The tipping floor of the Robin Hood Bay Materials Recovery Facility showing paper/cardboard and container recycling material in separate piles
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.
City Council 2017-2021 after swearing-in ceremony
Congratulations to City Council, 2017-2021, who are now officially sworn-in to office.
City of St. John's Affordable Housing logo, an illustration of colourful houses and trees
The City of St.John’s is accepting applications for the Housing Catalyst Fund to produce tangible housing solutions for residents. Grants are available for up to $10,000 per project.
Heritage building
The City has awarded over $16,000 to seven residents who applied to the Heritage Financial Incentives Program in 2017. The program aims to conserve heritage by assisting property owners with grants.

Doing Business

Image of Downtown St. John's Buildings

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.

Congratulations to each of the award recipients for their commitment to protecting our identity through smart heritage development.
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department wishes to remind all residents of what measures to take before, during and after a storm. The following safety tips will help keep you and your family safe.
City of St. John’s and Destination St. John’s take a regional approach to future tourism growth.
The Humane Services Animal Care and Adoption Centre at 81 Higgins Line will be closed for cleaning and disinfection on Tuesday, Feb 19 and Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019.   Disease control and disinfection...
A Discretionary Use application has been submitted requesting to occupy a portion of 43 Quidi Vidi Road as a Home Occupation for Psychotherapy Counselling.  The proposed will occupy a floor area of...
A Discretionary Use application has been submitted requesting to occupy a portion of 32 Sinnott Place as a Home Occupation for a Registered Massage Therapist.   The proposed business will occupy a...
A Change of Non-Conforming Use application has been submitted requesting permission to change a portion of the dwelling located at 43 Beauford Place into a subsidiary apartment.  The proposed floor...

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2019 Schedule for Committee of the Whole.   The Committee of the Whole is held every second Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the fourth floor Council Chamber at City Hall, 10 New Gower St. This...
The health of the world’s oceans is deteriorating day by day. Join panellists Shawn Bath of The Clean Harbours Initiative, Wayne Ledwell and Julie Huntington of Whale Release, Strandings and...
Folk Night at the Ship Pub   Presented by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society, Folk Night at the Ship is St. John's oldest continually running event (started 1974) and...

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