Development within Whitehorse must be carried out in accordance with the City’s Zoning Bylaw (2012-20). The purpose of the Zoning Bylaw is to provide for orderly development guided by the economic, social, and environmental objectives of the City’s Official Community Plan.

The Zoning Bylaw divides land within Whitehorse into different zones. For each zone, the Zoning Bylaw describes permitted uses and regulations for items such as lot size, setbacks from property lines, site coverage, building height, floor area ratio, and density. General development regulations are also specified for site design, fencing, screening, landscaping, parking, signage, and other items. Additional regulations are provided for specific uses. The Zoning Bylaw is adopted by City Council with authority provided by the Yukon Municipal Act.

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Fire Inspection

Please view our Business Owner’s Pre-Fire Inspection Checklist here.

Are you a daycare owner or operator? View the Daycare Fire Safety Requirements document here.

For more information, please contact a Fire Prevention Officer:
Phone: 867-393-8420 or 867-668-8685
Email: [email protected]

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Development, Building & Plumbing Permit Fee Payment

Pay your Development Permit or Building/Plumbing Permit fee online. We are able to process Visa and MasterCard transactions. A receipt will be emailed to you once the transaction has been approved. We are available Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if you experience any issues.