Department of Community Services

Community Services builds sustainable and diverse economies while supporting local solutions to local problems. The work we do supports economic and community development. We help Yukoners lead healthy, productive, happy lives through accessible, integrated programs and services tailored to their needs.

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We inspect construction and trade-related activities and ensure structures and installations are completed to safety codes. We issue permits and licences to support: development; building; plumbing; electrical; boiler and pressure vessels; gas; and elevating devices.

Building and renovating

Building Safety and Standards location and hours


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-667-5741
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5741
Fax number: 867-393-6249
Location: Building Safety and Standards hours and location

Our job is to support municipal and local area governments. We provide advice, share information and train town staff and elected officials. We add capacity to local governments and help them serve their citizens. We also provide funding and financial advice to municipalities and unincorporated communities.

Find your community advisor

Phone: 867-667-5811
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408

We provide municipal services to unincorporated communities and rural areas in the Yukon, make sure community infrastructure is working and is well-maintained. We maintain and provide clean water, sewage, mosquito control, street lighting, pedestrian bridges, solid waste facilities and recycling depots. We also plan and seek regulatory approvals to build or upgrade community infrastructure.

Waste facilities in the Yukon


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-667-8945

We facilitate and support business in the Yukon by providing a variety of information and services to business and the public. We administers legislation related to six registries: corporations, businesses, partnerships, societies, cooperative associations, personal property security. We also regulate sales and trades in securities as the Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities.

Businesses, societies and securities

Corporate Affairs hours and location

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-667-5314
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5314
Fax number: 867-393-6251

The Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is responsible for coordinating Yukon's preparedness for, response to, and recovery from, major emergencies and disasters. Historically, emergency situations in the Yukon have involved fire, flood, power failures, toxic spills and extreme weather, although other hazards exist.

Emergencies and safety

Emergency Measures Organization location

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-667-5220
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5220
Fax number: 867-393-6266

The Employment Standards Office enforces the minimum standards of employment, such as wages and hours of work, as set out in the Employment Standards Act. We provide information, education, and dispute resolution services for employees and employers. We also administers the Fair Wage Schedule, which sets the minimum wage rates for workers employed on construction contracts with the Yukon government.

Employment Standards

Employment Standards hours and location

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-667-5944
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5944
Fax number: 867-393-6317

We work with many different agencies and personnel to reduce the loss of life and property to fire and other related emergencies throughout the Yukon. We work to improve public life safety and fire protection through leadership, education, enforcement, and program development. We also provide funding, training and administer fire departments in the Yukon communities.

Home fire safety

Fire Marshal's Office location

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-456-6517

We help build community infrastructure around the territory by:

  • administering federal infrastructure funding for communities and First Nation governments; and
  • managing the construction of infrastructure for communities and for the Yukon government.

Phone: 867-393-6967

Land Development Branch supports and coordinates land development initiatives in the Yukon. We work with Yukon municipalities, unincorporated communities and First Nations governments to bring new residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional lots to the Yukon market.

Phone: 867-456-6184

We regulate a number of health and business professions in the Yukon. Our work includes: licensing professionals and professional corporations; setting standards and policies; managing complaints; and supporting the development of regulations. We also approve and issue charitable gaming applications.

Professional Licensing

Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs location and hours

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-667-5111
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5111
Fax number: 867-667-3609

We provide all Yukon taxing authorities with current, accurate and equitable property assessments and establish the general property tax rates for all areas outside municipalities. We also administer companion programs including the Home Owners Grant, Rural Electrification, and Domestic Water Well programs.

Property Assessment and Taxation

Property Assessment and Taxation location and hours

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-667-5268
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5268
Fax number: 867-667-8276

The Residential Tenancies Office provides information about the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants as set out in the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. It also provides legally binding dispute resolution when issues arise that cannot be resolved by landlords and tenants.

Landlord and tenants

Residential Tenancies Office location and hours

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-667-5944
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5944

We support the development and delivery of sport, recreation and active living programs in the Yukon by providing funding programs, resources, advocacy and consultative services to communities, Yukon sport and recreation organizations and individuals.

Sports and recreation

Sport and Recreation location and hours

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-667-5254
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5254
Fax number: 867-393-6416

Yukon Wildland Fire Management is responsible for managing Yukon wildfires and enforcing the Government of Yukon's Forest Protection Act. We work to prevent personal injury and loss of life, and to minimize social and economic disruption resulting from wildfires.


Wildland Fire Management location 

Phone: 867-456-3845
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408 extension 3845

We provide library services to Yukon. We work collaboratively with community library boards, other libraries, literary and literacy groups and similar organizations. Public Libraries provides books, audiovisual materials and other resources to meet the needs of Yukoners of all ages. We also provide fun and informative programming for children and adults and safe, healthy community meeting places.

Yukon Public Libraries


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867-667-5239
Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-0408
Fax number: 867-393-6333
Location: Whitehorse Public Library