Apply for a pawnbroker and second-hand dealer licence

  1. Determine if you're eligible
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Provide all required supporting documents
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your complete application package

  1. Determine if you're eligible

    All pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers working in Yukon must hold a licence.

    We accept new applications on an ongoing basis. But you must renew your licence every year. All pawnbroker and second-hand dealer licences expire annually on March 31.

    Eligibility

    You're eligible to apply for a pawnbroker and second-hand dealer licence if you meet all the following requirements.

    • Your business is registered as a sole proprietorship, partnership or limited company business that provides pawnbroker and/or second-hand dealer services in Yukon.
    • Your business is in good standing.

  2. Complete the application form

    Download the application form.

    Complete all sections of the form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it's relevant. We may return incomplete applications.


  3. Provide all required supporting documents

    Gather together the following documents and provide them with your complete application.

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

    Proof of business standing

    You must also provide proof that your business is either:

    •  registered and in good standing with Government of Yukon's Corporate Affairs branch; or
    • holds a municipal business licence and is in good standing.

  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Annual licence fee: $10.

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

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

    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to the Government of Yukon.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • If you submit your application in person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card info on your payment information form.
    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card information on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card info.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.
    • Complete the payment information form.
    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.
    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick it up.

  5. Submit your complete application package

    Prepare your application package

    Your complete application package must include:

    • your completed application form;
    • all supporting documents; and
    • your payment form.

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We'll confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you’ve not provided all the required documentation.

    How to submit

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: pbshd.plra@gov.yk.ca
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Contact 

For questions about the application process, email pbshd.plra@gov.yk.ca,  or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.