Department of Community Services

Corporate Affairs

Business Names

If you want to operate under a business name, the name must be registered.

1. Reserve business name

  • Fill out and submit the Application for Name Reservation form, along with the $40 fee.
  • Corporate Affairs will reserve the name if it complies with the Naming Regulation requirements. If the name does not comply, a new application and fee will be required. Visit the Guidelines page for more information on how to choose a name.
  • A Certificate of Name Reservation will be issued within 5 business days, if approved.
  • After you’ve received the Certificate of Name Reservation, you must complete and submit the Declaration of Business Name within 90 days. If the Declaration is not received by our office prior to the expiry date on the Certificate of Name Reservation, a new application for Name Reservation and associated fee will be required.

The Application for Name Reservation may be dropped off in person, mailed, faxed or emailed to our office. Please do not include credit card information in your email, but instead provide a phone number where we may contact you for payment.

2. Declaration of business name

  • Fill out and submit the Declaration of Business Name form, along with the $25 fee.
  • The mailing address of business must be a Yukon address.
  • The form should be submitted in duplicate and must be legible. The originally signed copy is required.
  • The form will be filed within 5 business days. 
  • After 5 business days, you may access the Yukon Corporate Online Registry to see if your document has been accepted and filed. You will receive a confirmation by mail.
  • The form may be dropped off in person or mailed to our office.


Renewal of business name

Renew in person

  • Print and fill out the Renewal of Declaration of Business Name form
  • You can submit the renewal form in person, by mail, email or fax.
  • Pay the $25 fee. If submitting by email, provide a phone number where we can contact you for payment. Credit card information should not be submitted via email.
  • The renewal will be filed within 5 business days.

Renew online

  • Go to the Yukon Corporate Online Registry after you receive your renewal notice
  • Search for your business name either by name or file number
  • Press "Search"
  • Enter your private filing key (on the renewal notice)
  • Pay the $25 fee (payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard and American Express)

The business name must be renewed within 3 months before the expiry date on the declaration registration. It may be renewed for a term of 3 years.


Changing information

Notice of Change of Information in Declaration of Business Name form - $25
If there is any change in the information on the declaration or renewal form, this form must be submitted within 30 days of the change. The person who filed the declaration or renewal should fill this out and identify the change and the date of the change.

Ceasing to use a business name

Declaration of Cessation of Use of Business Name form – no fee
If the business name is no longer in use, the person who filed the declaration will be required to complete and submit this form.


Legislation and Regulations

Naming Regulation

Partnership and Business Names Act

Partnership and Business Names Regulation


Contact Corporate Affairs

Email: corporateaffairs@gov.yk.ca
Phone: 867-667-5314
Toll free in Yukon, NWT and Nunavut: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5314
Fax: 867-393-6251

Mailing address
Government of Yukon
Corporate Affairs (C-6)
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Office location: 307 Black Street, 1st Floor, Whitehorse, Y1A 2N1
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.