Doing Business

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Our Welcome Centre offers support to those starting or operating a business in St. John's...
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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 Animal Care and Adoption Centre at 81 Higgins Line is over capacity with over 50 adult cats looking for their forever homes. Starting immediately, adoption fees for all adult cats are half price.
Most City offices and facilities are closed on Friday, Sept. 30 to recognize and commemorate the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
...residents may be selected randomly and contacted by phone

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Motorists and pedestrians are advised that there will be lane reductions and/or closures on the following streets on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 9:00am to 12:00pm to facilitate the Run For the Cure...
The Seabourn Venture with 264 passengers is scheduled to arrive in the Port of St. John’s at 7:00am and is scheduled to depart at 5:00pm.   Please note that ship arrivals and departures are subject...
The Arcadia with 1266 passengers is scheduled to arrive in the Port of St. John’s at 12:00pm and is scheduled to depart at 10:00pm.   Please note that ship arrivals and departures are subject to...

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NOTICE OF TAX SALE  TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the provisions of the City of St. John’s Municipal Taxation Act, and with particular reference to sections 35 and 36 thereof, the City of St. John’s...
Application A referral has been received by the City of St. John’s from Bell Mobility Inc. requesting concurrence to construct a telecommunications tower located at 2678 Trans-Canada Highway.  ...
Application A Change of Non-Conforming Use and Expansion application has been submitted by Vigilant Technical Sales Ltd. for 140 Campbell Avenue.  Description The proposed change of Non-Conforming...

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Created by humpdaymarketstjohns@gmail.com Humpday Market is a community of local vendors consisting of handmade, collectors, vintage,delicious food,entertainment and more!  Eat in and take...
Support local producers this Saturday at the St. John's Farmers' Market 9am-4pm! Everyone’s welcome at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market! We’ve created an...
Join us at the Bannerman Park gazebo for Music @ Bannerman, featuring Rube & Rake! Music @ is an exciting mix of sights and sounds in St. John's. Many different musical styles are...

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