Do I need a permit?
To protect the Dempster Highway corridor's delicate ecosystem, you will need a permit if you plan on:
- developing land; or
- using motorized vehicles off-road that are not snowmobiles.
Dempster Highway corridor
The Dempster Highway corridor starts at kilometre 68 and continues north to the NWT border.
The corridor is 8-kilometre wide on either side of the centre line of the Dempster Highway.
Apply for a permit
- Complete the application form.
- Submit your completed application.
In person: Department of Environment office at 10 Burns Road in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m
Government of Yukon
Environmental Affairs Section (V-8)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
- We typically review, prepare and issue permits within two weeks if:
- an environmental assessment is not required; or
- a favourable Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board decision document has been issued.
Permits are free.
Obtaining a Dempster Highway development permit does not automatically start an environmental assessment under the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act .
An environmental assessment may be required if other legislation applies, such as a land-use permit.
Do I also need a park permit?
You also may need a park permit if your development or use of the land overlaps with Tombstone Territorial Park. See Get a park permit for more details.