Apply for a pawnbroker and second-hand dealer licence

  1. Determine if you are eligible
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Provide all other supporting documents required
  4. Pay your fee
  5. Submit your application, supporting documents and fee
  1. Determine if you are eligible

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

    Apply for a pawnbroker and second-hand dealer licence if you are planning to use the title of pawnbroker or second-hand dealer and actively work in Yukon.

    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 are eligible to apply for a pawnbroker and second-hand dealer licence if you meet all the requirements below.

    • 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.
    • You complete steps 2 to 5 of this application process.
  2. Complete the application form

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

  3. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application.

    • Copies of 2 pieces of current ID issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body showing your current legal name.
      • At least 1 of the 2 pieces must be photo ID.
      • We do not accept a Yukon healthcare card as a form of ID.

     

    • Proof that your business:
      • is 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 fee

     

    Fees

    Pawnbroker annual licence: $10

    Second-hand dealer annual licence: $10

     

    Payment method

    You can pay your fees by cheque or credit card. Complete the payment information form and include this and your fee with your application.

  5. Submit your application, supporting documents and fee

    Submit your entire application package. This must include:

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

     

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

     

    Submit your application package:

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We are open Monday to 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 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.