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.

During summer it is not uncommon for some to experience a slight ‘earthy’ or ‘musty’ odour and taste on their drinking water. While this can be unpleasant, it is not harmful or toxic.
Five parking meters will be bagged on Water Street and Duckworth Street prohibiting public parking to accommodate George Street Festival.
Contractors may be working on the following arterial and collector streets from July 23rd to 27th under the City’s annual streets rehabilitation and infrastructure maintenance programs. Work could...
Construction work will be ongoing for the Polina Road Realignment and Kenmount Road Storm Sewer upgrade.  Periodic delays can be expected throughout the remainder of the work.  Traffic on Kenmount...

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The St. John's Municipal Council adopted St. John’s Municipal Plan Amendment Number 136, 2018, and St. John’s Development Regulations Amendment Number 625, 2018, on July 10, 2018, and hereby gives...
An appeal against a decision of the Department of Planning, Engineering, and Regulatory Services to reject an application for proposed subdivision of a lot at 118 University Avenue, as being contrary...
A change of Non-Conforming Use application has been submitted requesting permission to change a portion of the occupancy of 414 Blackmarsh Road from a Cabinet Showroom (Retail) to Storage use for a...

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OTHER WOMEN WALK is a historical walking tour featuring multiple performances at standing stops in and around Bannerman Park. Professional actors perform as various women from 1922 St. John'...
Regular Meeting of Council
OTHER WOMEN WALK is a historical walking tour featuring multiple performances at standing stops in and around Bannerman Park. Professional actors perform as various women from 1922 St. John'...

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