File: change of information in a declaration of a business name

  1. Business name changes
  2. How to prepare your documents
  3. Submit your documents and pay your fee
  4. After we receive your documents and payment
  1. Business name changes

    You have to notify the registrar within 30 days of making a change on a declaration of a business name.

    You must send notice to the registrar using the proper form and pay the fee.

    Changes that can be made:

    • Address of business name
    • Address of the person using the business name
    • Change to the name of business name
    • Change of the person using the name. This includes changes from:
      • individual to individual;
      • individual to entity; or
      • entity to individual.

     

  2. How to prepare your documents

    How to fill out the forms

    The information you provide on forms must be legible. Also make sure to complete each section.

    Notice of change of information in declaration of business name

    Download and complete Form 9 ‒ Notice of change of information in declaration of business name.

    Section 1: Business name

    The name must match the name appearing on the original declaration.

    Section 2: Yukon registry number

    Include the Yukon registry number.

    Section 3: Date business name declared

    Include the date your declaration was filed.

    Section 4: Effective date of change

    Include the date the changes came into effect.

    Section 5: Name of person using business name

    Include the name of person using business name.

    A business name registered under the applicant’s personal name

    Fill out the:

    • last name; and
    • first name.
    A business name registered under an entity's name

    Fill in the:

    • name of the entity and their Yukon registry number;
    • last name and first name of the individual signing for the entity; and
    • the individual’s relationship to the entity.

    Sign and date the form.

    To change the name of the person using the business name

    Declaration of business name

    Download and complete Form 8 ‒ Declaration of business name. Only fill in the sections that are being changed.

    Section 1: Business name

    The name must match the name appearing on the original declaration.

    Section 2: Address of business

    “Delivery address” refers to a physical location. Include an address or other description to identify a person’s home or place of business. This must not include a post office box.

    Section 3: Mailing address

    “Mailing address” refers to where you send mail. Include a complete mailing address, including the postal code. This address can be a person’s home, place of business or post office box.

    Section 4: Date use of business name began

    Include the date the use of the business name began. This information cannot be changed.

    Section 5: Person using the business name

    A business name registered under the applicant’s personal name

    Fill out the:

    • last name;
    • first name; and
    • mailing address.
    A business name registered under an entity's name

    Fill in the:

    • name of the entity and their Yukon registry number;
    • last name and first name of the individual signing for the entity; and
    • the individual’s relationship to the entity; and
    • the mailing address for the entity.

    Sign and date the form.

     

  3. Submit your documents and pay your fee

    After the forms are completed, submit them along with the fee. The cost of a notice of change of information in declaration of business name is $25.

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;
    • credit card;
    • cash; or
    • debit card.

    Cheque

    Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to Government of Yukon.

    Credit card

    We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express payment at the office. If you send your documents by fax, email or mail, provide a phone number where we can reach you. This is so you can give us your credit card information.

    Cash or debit

    Payment in cash or with a debit card can only be made in person at our office: 307 Black Street, 1st floor

    COVID-19 office operations

    Until further notice, because of the COVID-19 safety measures, our office is closed to the public.

    Deliver your documents to us

    You can drop off forms in our secure drop box. It's in the entrance of our building between the outside and inside doors. You'll also find copies of the most used forms next to the drop box.

    When you put your forms in our secure drop box, you can include:

    • cash;
    • cheque; or
    • a payment information form to contact you for credit card payments.

    To pay with debit card, you'll have to make arrangements beforehand:

    1. Phone us: 867-667-5314
    2. Tell us a date and time when you can come to our office.
    3. Our staff will meet you in the entryway between the interior and exterior doors at the agreed-to time with a point-of-sale terminal.
  4. After we receive your documents and payment

    Processing time

    After we've accepted and filed all your documents, you'll receive confirmation. The process can take up to 5 business days.

    Legal advice

    Staff at Corporate Affairs cannot provide any interpretation of legislation or operational advice of any sort regarding:

    • business corporations;
    • sole proprietorships;
    • partnerships;
    • cooperative associations; or
    • societies.

    If you need advice, talk with a professional such as a lawyer or an accountant.

    Our staff cannot provide legal advice or services. For legal matters, contact a lawyer or phone the Yukon Law Line at 867-668-5297, toll free 1-866-667-4305.

    Business identifier numbers and taxes

    For information about business identifier numbers, taxes and charitable status, visit the Canada Revenue Agency.

    Business licences

    For information about business licences, phone the City of Whitehorse 867-668-8346 or email adminbuilding@whitehorse.ca.


Contact 

Our offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 867-667-5314, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5314

Fax: 867-393-6251

Email: corporateaffairs@gov.yk.ca

Mail:
Government of Yukon
Corporate Affairs (C-6)
Box 2703,
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6