Permits and Guides

Application Forms and Development Guides

Please note the application forms, including form numbers, have been substantially revised (October 2021). Review the options below to ensure you are using the correct forms.

All Development Permit applications must include:

Form 1A – Contact Information and Owner Authorization (same form number)

Depending on the proposed development, you will also be required to submit one or more of the following (Form 1A states which additional forms are required for typical developments):

Checklists

Form 2A – New Residential Construction Checklist (excluding Multiple Housing) (same form number)

Form 2B – New Construction Checklist (Multiple Housing, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional) (same form number)

Form 2C – New Business or Land Use Change Checklist (formerly form 2D)

Project Information Tables

Form 3A and 1A – Minor Home-Based Business Package

Form 3B – Residential Development (excluding comprehensive zones and multiple housing) (new – replaces former form 2C)

Form 3C – Residential Development in RCS, RCS2, RCS3, and RCT Zones (formerly form 4C)

Form 3D – Multiple Housing in Residential Zones (new – replaces former form 2C)

Form 3E – Development in Commercial and Public/Institutional Zones (new – replaces former form 2C)

Form 3F – Development in Industrial Zones (new – replaces former form 2C)

Form 3G – Living Suite Information Table (formerly form 2F)

Form 3H – Garden Suite Information Table (formerly form 2G)

Form 3I – Relocation/Demolition of a Structure (formerly form 2E)

Form 3J – Major Home-based Business (new form)

Form 3K – Family Day Home (formerly form 6A)

Supplementary Tables

Form 4A – Multiple Housing in Commercial Zones (new form)

Form 4B – Multiple Housing and Commercial Development in Comprehensive Zones (new form)

Form 4C – Caretaker Residence (new form)

Development Incentives

Form 5A – Application for Housing Development Incentive

Whistle Bend Phase 3 D&E – Lots 506-558 (last update: March 2020)

Whistle Bend Phase 4 – Lots 559-770 (last update: April 1, 2021)

Whistle Bend Phase 5 – Lots 773-948 (last update: February 2021)

Whistle Bend Phase 6A – Lots 950-971, 981-988, 1008-1031, 1080-1097 (last update: April 2022)

Logan – Lots 141-144 (Issued July 13, 2020)

Development Permits and Zoning Regulation

*Please be advised of the following changes to the Development Permit application process (September/October 2021):

  1. All new developments require the main floor elevation to be provided on surveyor’s location certificates.(Applies to development permit applications submitted on or after September 14, 2021.) Click here for more information.
  2. Development Permit application fees must be paid up-front, once your application is accepted as complete. There are also new formulas for calculating securities.
  3. Application forms have been substantially revised.

A Development Permit authorizes development on land within the City of Whitehorse. “Development” means any new use, change of use, or change of intensity of use on any land within the City.

A Development Permit affirms that the proposed development conforms to the applicable regulations of the Zoning Bylaw. This includes ensuring that the proposed use is permitted in the zone in which the site is located, that the site design incorporates all required elements such as landscaping, access and parking, walkways, waste areas, etc., and that the building(s) conforms to all development regulations such as setbacks, building height, site coverage, etc.

A Development Permit is required prior to any development taking place. Development Permits are typically required prior to issuance of a Building Permit or Business Licence.

Complete applications can be submitted by email, mail or in person. Once the application has been received, a Development Officer will contact you to make arrangements for payment of the application fees.

How to submit by email:

Send complete application by email to [email protected].

Completed application forms may be scanned and attached to the email.

Supporting documents (plans, etc.) may be attached in PDF format. If too large to attach to an email, a link may be provided to download the documents from a cloud service. Photographs of plans are not accepted.

Follow Application Forms and Development Guides for all application forms, including checklists for a complete application, and example plans.

How to submit by mail or in person:

Application forms and plans may be submitted in person to our office at 6-151 Industrial Road, or by mail to City of Whitehorse, Land & Building Services, 2121 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse YT Y1A 1C2.

One printed set of supporting documents must be included. The Development Officer may require that a digital set of plans in PDF format also be provided.