Office closures

The mining recorders' offices will be closed for staff training on:

  • November 28 to December 1 in Mayo and Watson Lake; and
  • November 30 in Whitehorse.

For immediate response while offices are closed, contact

See mining notices and bulletins

  • Mining policy notices
  • Mining notices
  • Interpretive bulletins
  • Yukon Minerals Advisory Board information

The mining recorders’ offices have moved to an appointment-based system on a permanent basis. If you would like to visit a mining recorder's office, call each office directly to book an appointment.

  • Dawson: 867-993-5343
  • Mayo: 867-996-2256
  • Whitehorse: 867-667-3190
  • Watson Lake: 867-536-7366

  1. Mining policy notices

    Notice to prospecting leaseholders

    If you plan to complete work or stake a lease to claims, you must meet all the standard requirements of a lease. 

    • You must perform $1,000 of work per mile, as proposed in your work program and Class 1 notification. You must do this work before you can stake it to claims.
    • You must file your work with us and stake the lease to claims before the anniversary date of your lease. This is not the same as the expiry date.
    • After your lease’s anniversary date has passed for this year, you must file a new work program with us. We must approve your program before you begin working.

    The maximum term of a lease is 3 years. This means you must stake your lease to claims within 3 years. You cannot apply relief to the lease in the 3rd year.

    If you have any questions, contact your district mining recorder’s office.

    Recommendations for enhancing Yukon assessment and regulatory processes

    This report by Gowling WLG provides recommendations to address challenges with assessing projects under the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act.

    Download the report

    If you have questions about the report, email or phone 867-456-3896.

    Changes to Class 1 notification

    As of April 1, 2020, you need to complete a Class 1 notification for activities across Yukon. If you have a valid Class 3 or Class 4 mining land use authorization, a Class 1 notification is not needed.

    Submit a Class 1 notification

    Courtesy notices of lapsing claims

    We are no longer mailing courtesy notices of lapsing claims. You can check the status of your claim on our mining claims database. For more information, contact a district mining recorder's office.

    Corporations doing business in Yukon

    Corporations wanting to do business in Yukon must be registered with the Government of Yukon’s Corporate Affairs Branch. This includes to hold mining claims.

    If you are not registered, your claim status and right to work it could be revoked.

    For more information, contact a district mining recorder's office.

  2. Mining notices

    ATAC Resources application to amend LQ00531

    ATAC Resources’ application to amend their Class 3 operating plan was not approved. Download the reasons for decision document.

    Notice of debarment

    Debarment Order was issued, under the Placer Mining Act, on October 28, 2021, and it's in effect for 5 years.

    A Debarment Order was issued, under the Placer Mining Act, on April 5, 2019, and it's in effect for 3 years.

  3. Yukon Minerals Advisory Board information

    The Minerals Advisory Board makes recommendations to the Government of Yukon on actions we can take to increase mineral exploration and mine development. Learn more about the Minerals Advisory Board.

    Annual reports

    The board submits an annual report that is tabled in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. You can download these reports.

    In 2019 Yukon Mineral Advisory Board engaged with PricewaterhouseCoopers to do a review of duplication of Yukon mining regulation report.