Department of Community Services

Building Safety

Oil-fired Appliances Regulations

Regulations governing oil-fired appliances in effect

The Yukon government passed regulations in December 2015 to reduce the danger of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning in homes and to increase the safety of oil-fired appliances and fuel oil storage tanks.

Under the Building Standards Act, Electrical Protection Act and Fire Prevention Act, the law now requires:

  • smoke alarms in all Yukon residences;
  • carbon monoxide alarms in all residences with any fuel-burning device (e.g., wood, propane, oil) or an attached garage; and
  • installation of, or modification to, oil-fired appliances and fuel oil storage tanks be done only by qualified oil-burner mechanics (or apprentices supervised by qualified oil-burner mechanics - see list below).


Registry of licensed oil-burner mechanics

Under the new regulations, permits for the installation or modification of oil-fired appliances will only be issued to certified oil-burner mechanics. Building Safety will maintain a public registry of qualified oil-burner mechanics  in Yukon.

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Regulations

Visit the Table of Public Statutes under each of the three affected acts.


Home safety is a shared responsibility

property owners must ensure that life safety devices are installed and working, that equipment is maintained and serviced, and that permits are in place for the installation or modification of home heating systems.

Visit Seriously Simple for more information on fuel-burning appliance safety.