Petroleum Registration

Petroleum Certificate and Licence

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 require, under certain circumstances, anyone storing petrol to have a storage certificate or licence issued by their local Petroleum Enforcement Authority.  In Cumbria, this is Cumbria County Council Trading Standards Service.

When is a Certificate required?

If you operate a petrol filling station then you will require a storage certificate.

A petrol filling station is a workplace having storage tanks for petrol and from which the petrol is pumped, either mechanically or electrically, into the fuel tank for an internal combustion engine, or into any container.

The requirement applies to both retail and non-retail petrol filling stations i.e. those that dispense petrol to the general public and those that only dispense petrol into their own vehicles, for example a farm or a car-hire business.

In addition, the storage of petrol at non-workplace premises (for example, at private homes, or at clubs/associations or similar) may need a licence to keep petrol.  This will depend on individual circumstances including how it is being stored, in what quantity and the type of containers used.

Please contact us for further advice if you are unsure whether or not you need a storage certificate or a licence.

Petroleum Fees 2017
Petroleum LicenceFees
Renewal of Licence - Up to 2500 litres (1 Year`s duration) £ 44.00
Renewal of Licence - 2500 litres to 50000 litres (1 Year`s duration) £ 60.00
Renewal of Licence - Over 50000 litres (1 Year`s duration) £ 125.00
Renewal of Licence - Up to 2500 litres (2 Years duration) £ 88.00
Renewal of Licence - 2500 litres to 50000 litres (2 Years duration) £ 120.00
Renewal of Licence - Over 50000 litres (2 Years duration) £ 250.00
Renewal of Licence - Up to 2500 litres (3 Years duration) £ 132.00
Renewal of Licence - 2500 litres to 50000 litres (3 Years duration) £ 180.00
Renewal of Licence - Over 50000 litres (3 Years duration) £ 375.00
Transfer of Licence £   8.00