Register a boiler or pressure vessel

You need design approval and registration before you begin constructing or installing a boiler or pressure vessel system.

You have to renew your registration annually.

Requirements

You must get design approval and registration for:

  • a boiler or pressure vessel of 10 kilowatts or greater; and
  • a pressure piping system.

You don't need to register boilers or pressure vessels smaller than 10 kilowatts.

You must get electrical or mechanical permits to install all boilers and pressure vessels.

Get a Canadian registration number and a Yukon identification number

Get these required documents from the manufacturer.

  • The boiler or pressure vessel design;
  • data report;
  • owner’s name; and
  • the location of the installation.

We will invoice the manufacturer a fee to register the design. The fee varies by equipment.

Submit the required documents

The manufacturer must submit the required documents to the chief mechanical inspector.

  • In person: 2251 B 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon. We are open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Email: buildingsafety@gov.yk.ca
  • Fax: 867-393-6249
  • Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Building Safety (C-8)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Get an inspection to get your certificate of registration

You must get all new installations inspected. Once it passes inspection, we will issue you a certificate of registration. You must place the certificate near the boiler or vessel so it is visible and can be read.

Report an accident

The owner or person in charge must report all accidents to the chief mechanical inspector. This includes any accident involving a boiler, pressure vessel, power plant, or heating plant.

Send the report by registered or certified mail to:

Government of Yukon
Building Safety and Standards (C-8)
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Contact: 

For questions about registering boiler or pressure vessels, email buildingsafety@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5741 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5741.