A licence is required if the purpose for which petroleum is used is:
The Licence or a copy of the licence, and any licence conditions issued, must be kept on the licensed premises. The quantity of Petroleum-Spirit kept at any one time on the licensed premises, excluding petroleum-spirit in the tanks of motor vehicles, shall not exceed the amount specified in the licence.
- ‘Retail Petroleum Filling Station’ meaning the premises is used, or intended for use, for dispensing petroleum-spirit to the public for use in motor vehicles, ships or aircraft by way of sale.
- ‘Non-Retail Petroleum Filling Station’ means premises used, or intended for use, for dispensing petroleum-spirit for use in motor vehicles, ships, but does not include any retail petroleum filling station.
- ‘Private use’ means the storage and use at a place or site where no person is employed to work.
Fees are based upon the quantity of petroleum to be stored at the premises.
Making an application
Applications may be made online or by submitting a paper copy of the form. Please visit the 'Forms' section on the right of this page to apply. Details of the criteria for applications and guidance notes to assist with filling in the form are in the publications section. Online applications must be paid for using a credit or debit card.