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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The City is seeking feedback on the redesign of the organization’s website. Learn more about the project and its goals at
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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.

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.

Due to the Good Friday holiday on Friday, April 10, garbage collection for Area 5 is moved to Monday, April 13. Recycling collection remains suspended until further notice.
Phase three of the construction project to rehabilitate underground infrastructure on Water Street will begin on Monday April 6, 2020. Work will take place Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The...
Application A Discretionary Use Application has been submitted to the City of St. John's by Eastlink seeking approval to install six antenna and add a new 4.8 m2 equipment shelter on the roof of 40...
Application A Discretionary Use Application has been submitted by C.W. Parsons Limited requesting permission to use a parcel of land at 4239 Trans Canada Highway near Pasture Land Road as a quarry...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted by P & R Holdings Incorporated requesting permission to occupy additional area of 3800 m2 at the rear of 91 Shoal Bay Road as an...


As part of precautionary measures undertaken to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, City Council meetings will occur every second week beginning at 3 p.m., are closed to the public and will be...