Starting or Operating a Business

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The City of St. John's is a great 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. When operating a business in St. John's you should be aware of certain municipal regulations and processes. The publication Operating a Business in the City of St. John's: A Guide to Municipal Regulations provides an excellent overview of regulations, permits and taxation in the City of St. John's.  You should also be aware that depending upon the type of business you are operating, other regulations at the federal and provincial government level may be involved.

BizPaL - Online Business Permits and Licences

By-Laws and Violations

Home Based Business


Permits and Regulations

Tax Information