Simply put, zoning defines guidelines and standards for how properties can be used. The purpose of zoning is to:
Zoning is created by Area Development Regulations under the Yukon Area Development Act [ 78 KB]. The Area Development Regulations divide an area into classes of land uses called zones. Each zone is permitted a range of land uses. The use of this land is monitored by the development officers. If land is not being used in the manner outlined in the zoning regulations, that land use must either be discontinued, or the property owner can apply for rezoning.
Development Area Regulations implement the policies outlined in Local Area Plans. If there are development conflicts or pressures in an area, regulations may be developed in advance of local area plans.The Land Planning Branch develops these regulations through collaboration and consultation with communities and First Nations.
A zoning amendment (also known as rezoning) is required in order to change the use of a parcel of land located in an area designated under the Area Development Act. A zoning amendment is only required if the parcel is located within an area covered by the Area Development Regualtions.
If you want to apply for a zoning amendment, you first have to find out who controls the zoning for your area. Each municipality is responsible for zoning within their own boundaries. The Land Planning Branch administers zoning in other communities and rural area designated under the Area Development Act. There are also areas of Yukon where no zoning applies.
You can obtain information and application forms from the Land Planning Branch. We will tell you what uses are permitted on your property and and if a zoninig amendment is necessary.
To apply for rezoning, you must provide:
The Yukon government does not charge a fee for zonng amendment applications.
|Agricultural Development Areas||Klondike Valley|
|Bear Creek||Little Teslin Lake|
|Deep Creek||M'Clintock Place|
|Destruction Bay||Mount Lorne|
|Dutch Harbour||Pine Lake|
|Golden Horn||Remote Recreational Lots|
|Grizzly Valley||Ross River|
|Hotsprings Road||Watsix Eeti|
|Ibex Valley||Whitehorse Periphery|
Senior Development Officer
Land Planning, Energy, Mines & Resources
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 3734