You must obtain a petroleum storage certificate from us:

  • To run a business where petrol is stored for dispensing directly into the fuel tank of an internal combustion engine
  • where large amounts of petrol are stored for private use.

You must pay an annual fee which is calculated according to the maximum litreage of petrol stored at the site. You can choose to pay for up to ten years in advance.

Applying for this licence does not automatically mean that it will be granted to you.

Apply for a licence to store petroleum

We aim to acknowledge receipt of applications within five working days and will inform you of progress at regular intervals.

The time it takes to process your application will depend on:

  • the size and nature of your business
  • areas to be addressed

Please contact us using the details shown if you have not heard from us within seven days of your application being submitted.