Energy, Mines and Resources

Zoning amendments

Rezoning Application Process/Timeline

What is the rezoning/amendment process?
The process varies within each zoning area, but four steps generally apply to all rezoning applications.

  1. We review the application to make sure it meets Yukon laws and land use planning principles, including compliance with any Local Area Plan.
  2. We distribute the application to other government agencies and First Nations. Neighbouring property owners are also advised and given the opportunity to comment. A notice is posted in the local papers, and in some cases, a public meeting may also be held.
  3. We compile the information and prepare a report that recommends approval, approval with conditions or denies the rezoning application.
  4. If your application is approved a Ministerial Order or Order-In-Council will be issued to amend the related Area Development Regulation. You will be advised if your application is denied.


How long will the process take?
We will normally make a recommendation on your application within three or four months, but depending on the nature of the request and the extent of the review, it can take between four and 18 months or more.


How do I know what is happening with my application?
We will send you a letter to say that your application has been received. You will also get a copy of the rezoning notice that was sent to your neighbours and a decision letter advising if your application is approved or denied. Contact us at any time to find out the progress of your application.


Current Rezoning Applications
Please contact Community Land Planning for more information about these applications. Call 867.667.5299 or toll-free (in Yukon) 1.800.661.0408 ext 5299.

Contact Us:


Land Planning
Phone: 867.456.3827
Toll Free in Yukon: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 3827
Fax: 867.393.6340
Email: land.planning@gov.yk.ca