- 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 office please 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
Although COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, please continue to respect the Safe 6 when visiting the offices. Masks will continue to be mandatory in the Dawson and Whitehorse offices due to First Nation and Federal mandates and restrictions. Masks are strongly encouraged when visiting the Mayo and Watson Lake offices.
Thank you for respecting staff and wearing a mask when you visit a Mining Recorders office.
If you are traveling to Yukon to work please visit: Information for people entering the Yukon
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.
If you have questions about the report, email email@example.com 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.
Courtesy notices of lapsing claims
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.
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
A 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.
Placer Mining Act
- Timber Resources on Placer Claims located on Settlement Land
- Placer Mining in the Indian River Area
- Placer Claim Renewals: Schedule of Representation Work
- Placer Operation Class Criteria
- Placer Layovers
Quartz Mining Act
Miner's Lien Act
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.
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.