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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.

The Board of Directors for the 2025 Canada Games Host Society in St. John’s has appointed Karen Sherriffs as Chief Executive Officer. Sherriffs will take on the role effective early 2022.
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.

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Motorists are advised there will be several short duration and sporadic lane reductions to facilitate work of the Kenmount Road Trunk Storm Sewer Upgrading project. Signage will be in place and flag...
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...
Motorists are advised that Springdale Street (between Water Street amd George Street West), will be closed to facilitate the ongoing construction of the JAG Hotel. A traffic detour will be in place...

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Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for a Home Occupation at 83 Wabush Place.  Description The proposed Home Occupation involves the baking of traditional and specialty...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for a Home Occupation at 5 Boland Street.  Description The proposed Home Occupation is for a Retail Use which involves the pick-up of...
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...

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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...
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...
Open to the public, no requirement to be a Co-op member. Free to attend, no admission fee. The SJFM operates Saturdays year round from 9-4 at the St. John's Community Market, 245 Freshwater...

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