Petroleum licensing

The Council regulates petrol stations in the borough.

We regularly carry out inspection visits to make sure the stations are so far as is reasonably practicable safe and without hazards and that the business owners are operating within the law.

You need a licence from your local petroleum licensing authority if:

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

Fees will be payable for a licence and conditions may be attached to a licence.

Apply for a petrol storage licence Tell us about a change to your petrol licence

Apply to transfer your petroleum licence Renew your licence

We must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us after applying for a licence within a reasonable period, please contact us.

You can also contact us for information on appeals following rejected applications or licenses.