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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 City is providing opportunities for youth ages 18 to 30 to help shape how the city engages with, and learns from, youth throughout the community.
Artists and promoters please note that the schedule for removal of sheathing on poles in the downtown core will now occur on the first day of each month, instead of the third Monday of each month.
Today, the City of St. John’s is launching a two-week public engagement process to educate residents about the traffic calming policy review, and to collect feedback to help shape a revised policy.

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Motorists are advised that Bishop’s Cove will be closed to facilitate work for 331 Water Street. There will be no access from Harbour Drive for the duration of construction. The City of St. John's...
Motorists are advised that Bishop’s Cove will be closed to facilitate work for 331 Water Street. There will be no access from Harbour Drive for the duration of construction. The City of St. John's...
Motorists are advised that Buchanan Street will be closed to facilitate the construction of the Jag Hotel expansion.  There will be no access from Water Street for the duration of the project. The...

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Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted by DB Billiards Inc. for 430 Topsail Road.  Description The Discretionary Use application is for a Lounge that is located on the 2nd...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted by Suffonsified Holdings Ltd. for 607 Torbay Road.  Description The proposed application is for a Clinic at 607 Torbay Road. The Clinic...
Application A Public Meeting will take place online regarding a rezoning application for a portion of land at 670 Kenmount Road.  Description The City has received an application from 75579...

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Ring in the holiday season with our 20th annual Festival of Music and Lights Celebration at Bowring Park Duck Pond. The City of St. John’s is extending this festival until...
The NSO goes COUNTRY with Wildflowers: Celebrating the Women of Country for the East Port Properties Big Band Show. With special guests Mallory Johnson, LadyLike and Flower Hill, we will take you on...
Ring in the holiday season with our 20th annual Festival of Music and Lights Celebration at Bowring Park Duck Pond. The City of St. John’s is extending this festival until...

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