Petroleum storage licences

If you run a business where petrol is stored and dispensed directly into the fuel tank of an internal combustion engine, or if you store large amounts of petrol for private use, you need a licence from the council.

How do I apply for this licence?

You can apply for a petroleum storage licence online.

Apply for a petroleum storage licence online (external website)


A petroleum storage licence is valid for 12 months. You can renew your licence online.

Renew a  petroleum storage licence online (external website)

Let us know about a change

If you already have a petroleum storage licence and your circumstances change, let us know.

Let us know about a change to a petroleum storage licence online

How much does it cost?

The licence fee depends on the amount of petroleum you want to store:

  • up to 25,000 litres: £41
  • between 25,000 and 50,000 litres:  £57
  • more than 50,000 litres:  £120

When you apply for your licence you will pay the fee online, by debit or credit card.