Renew a pawnbroker and second-hand dealer licence

  1. Determine if you are eligible
  2. Complete the renewal form
  3. ​Provide all other supporting documents required
  4. ​Pay your fees
  5. ​Submit your complete renewal application
  1. Determine if you are eligible

    All pawnbroker and second-hand dealers in Yukon must hold a licence and renew it every year. It is illegal to work without an active licence.

    You are eligible to renew your licence if you hold a current pawnbroker and second-hand dealer licence for Yukon and complete steps 2 to 4 of this application process.

     

    Renewal period

    Licences expire annually on March 31. Submit your renewal application before February 28. This will ensure we can process your licence before it expires.

  2. Complete the renewal form

    Complete all sections of the renewal application form. Do not leave a section blank. If a section is not relevant, mark the section as “not applicable.” We may return incomplete applications.

  3. ​Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide 1 of the following with your renewal application.

    • Proof that your business is registered and in good standing with the Government of Yukon's Corporate Affairs branch.
    • Proof that your business holds a municipal business licence and is in good standing.
  4. ​Pay your fees

     

    Fees

    Pawnbroker annual licence: $10

    Second-hand dealer annual licence: $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 renewal application

    Prepare your renewal application package

    Your complete application package must include:

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

     

    We typically process applications within 30 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 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 renewal process, email pbshd.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.