Apply for undeveloped land for a residence

You can apply to buy undeveloped land to build a residence. We provide land under a 5-year agreement for sale.


To be eligible for land for a residence, you must be:

  • 19 years of age or older; and
  • using the land to build your principal residence.

Choosing a site

You can use our GeoYukon interactive map to select a proposed location for your project.

Ensure the land is available and does not overlap:

  • Settlement Land;
  • a titled parcel; or
  • other conflicting uses.

View land and property layers on GeoYukon

You can get help with the lands viewer at:

The land must be between 2 and 3.99 hectares in area.

The land must be located within 1 kilometre of a year-round maintained road, as listed in Schedule 1 of the Highways Act.

The land must be located outside a municipal boundary.

The land cannot be within an area with an area development regulation.

In most cases, the land must be at least 60 metres away from a lake or river and 10 metres away from a creek.

Ensure your site meets the criteria in our residential land policy.

Apply for the land

  1. Download, complete and sign the application form.
  2. Include with your application:
    • a detailed, to-scale site plan including the location, size and features of the proposed site; and
    • location map.
  3. We recommend you review your application with our staff. We can help ensure your application is complete and the land you chose is suitable. You can visit us at:
  4. Submit your application with an application fee of $25 and a subdivision fee of $100 plus 5 per cent GST. You can do this when you meet with our staff to review your application.

Timeline for decision

Review of your application includes consultation with First Nations and public engagement. You may require an environmental and socioeconomic review by the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board. We'll tell you if you need to complete a designated office assessment.

It typically takes 24 to 36 months to reach a decision on your application. Throughout the process, we'll be in touch:

  • to keep you up to date on the progress of your application; and
  • if we need clarification.

After you receive our decision

  1. After we make a decision about your application, we'll mail you a decision letter.
  2. If we approve your application, we'll complete a market value assessment and tell you the price of the land.
  3. If you accept the price, we'll complete the survey of the land.
  4. We'll send you an agreement for sale to sign.
  5. You return the signed agreement and pay a 20 per cent deposit of the full purchase price.
  6. We then sign the agreement and provide you a final signed copy for your records.

If we deny your application

We'll notify you in the decision letter. You can appeal the decision.


Our client services staff can assist you with any questions. Contact the Land Management Branch. Phone 867-667-5215 or email