License Your Business

The City of Dawson's Business Licence Bylaw provides for the licensing of businesses in our community. An active business licence is required to operate any business within or partly within City of Dawson limits. If you are operating a business without a business licence, you as the owner could face penalties and fines.

Apply for a Business Licence

 A completed Business Licence Application (see bottom of page for form), along with payment of the fee as prescribed in the Fees and Charges Bylaw, can be submitted to the City of Dawson:

in person at 1336 Front Street
by mail to PO Box 308, Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
by email to

Business licences are effective January 1st or the date of issuance until and including the 31st of December next following.

Inter-municipal Business Licence 
Inter-municipal Business Licences may also be purchased from the City of Dawson Offices, or any Association of Yukon Communities municipality participating in the program.The City of Dawson is a signatory to the Association of Yukon Communities’ Inter-Municipal Business Licence Agreement. Any business holding a valid licence issued pursuant to that agreement, except a business for a hawker or a vendor shall be deemed to be licensed in the City of Dawson.

General Regulations 

  • If more than one business is carried out within a single premise a separate business licence is required for each business.
  • The holder of a business licence must at all times be in compliance will all federal and territorial laws and regulations and City bylaws pertaining to their operation.
  • A business licence issued is non-transferable, and is valid only in the business owner’s name in which the licence was issued and the business address for which the licence was issued. 
  • Every person conducting business in the City of Dawson under an Inter-municipal Business Licence must abide by all rules set forth in the Business Licence Bylaw.
  • An active business licence expires on December 31st in any given year.
List Your Business in the Business Directory
The City of Dawson maintains a Business Directory on our website. This directory is a place where the residents, the business community and visitors can go online to find out what goods, services and businesses are available in our community. We offer all licensed City of Dawson businesses the opportunity to list your business on our directory. If you would like to list your business in the directory, or update your current listing please submit a completed Business Directory Form (see below for form) to the City of Dawson:

in person at 1336 Front Street
by mail to PO Box 894, Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
by email to