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Developing in St. John's

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If you are a developer with an interest in starting a new project in St. John's, our staff are avaialble to help you navigate the municipal system.

The City's Planning and Development Division administers Council's policies on present and future land use, as set out in the St. John's Municipal Plan. These policies are implemented by land-use zones and standards in the St. John's Development Regulations.Our section on the website includes information on the municipal plan, development regulations and useful development checklists.

Our permits pages will help you understand the types of permits required in the City of St. John's, the costs involved and how to get a permit so you can start your project. 

If you are interested in finding out what projects are taking place within the City you can also view our permit list.

The City of St. John’s promotes our build heritage as a public good that fosters a sense of place and identity; generates economic development and tourism revenues; makes best use of our built resources; and is environmentally appropriate (reusing old buildings is preferable to demolishing them). This is accomplished through the City’s Heritage Program which aims to conserve significant heritage resources including buildings, streetscapes and areas. For more on this program and the incentives we offer developers and property owners with an interest in preserving local heritage, visit: