Business Licences

Business Licenses: An active business license is required to operate any business within or partly within City of Dawson limits. If you are operating a business without a business license, you as the owner could face penalties and fines pursuant to the Business License Bylaw.  Business licenses expire on December 31st in any given year and are non-transferrable.  Business Licenses can be obtained from the City of Dawson Offices, located at 1336 Front Street.

Please use the following form to advertise your business on the City website - Business Directory:


Inter-municipal Business License:  Any person holding a valid license issued pursuant to the Association of Yukon Communities' Inter-municipal Business Licence Agreement, except for a business of a Hawker or Street Vendor, is deemed to be licensed in the City of Dawson. Inter-municipal Business Licenses may be puchased from the City of Dawson Offices, located at 1336 Front Street, or any Association of Yukon Communities municipality participating in the program.  Every person conducting business in the City of Dawson under an Inter-municipal Business License must abide by all rules set forth in the Business License Bylaw.


Busking in the City of Dawson: The City of Dawson recognizes the cultural contribution that street entertainment delivers to our community. The City encourages performers to showcase thier craft, and values the diversity of entertainment and ambience that buskers provide.  A business license is not required for busking, however we encourage all buskers to read our Busking in Dawson City Pamphlet.


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, FREE of charge. 

To List your business or make changes to your existing listing: