Department of Community Services

Building Safety

Building Safety & Standards

  • Inspects Yukon construction and trade-related activities
  • Reviews plans and issues permits
  • Ensures safety codes are applied and meet national standards


There are three units within Building Safety & Standards:

Building Inspections

Learn more about:

  • Which construction activities require permits
  • What inspections are required and when
  • Fees

Electrical Inspections

Learn more about:

  • How to obtain an electrical permit
  • Electrical inspection requirements
  • Registered electrical contractors in Yukon
  • Temporary service permits

Mechanical Inspections

Oversees the construction, installation, inspection and repair of:

  • Boiler and pressure vessels
  • Gas burning devices
  • Elevator and fixed conveyances

Contact Building Safety

Location: 
2251B Second Avenue
Whitehorse
(Beside the former Roger's Video store near Boston Pizza)

Mailing Address: 
Box 2703 (C-8)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6 

Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm 

Phone: (867) 667-5741
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 local 5741
Fax:  (867) 393-6249
E-mail:  buildingsafety@gov.yk.ca