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Poisons registration

Registration form

To sell poisons a person must be either a retail pharmacist or have their name entered on a list held by us.  The list entitles the named person to sell from a specified premise.

A person whose name is entered on the list can only sell poisons which are included in Part II of the Poisons List Order. Poisons contained in Part I of the order may only be sold by a retail pharmacist.

The person, or their named deputies (maximum two), are authorised to sell Part II poisons subject to certain other conditions being met. Some examples of Part II poisons by their trade or common name are given in the table below.

 Product  Poison Use 
Ataka  Formic Acid  Kettle descaler 
Brillo Clearway  Sodium Hydroxide  Drain cleaner
Caustic Soda  Sodium Hydroxide  Drain cleaner 
Clean Up  48% Phenols  Multi-purpose fungicide 
Drain Free  Sodium Hydroxide  Drain cleaner 
Elsan Blue  Formaldehyde  Chemical toilet fluid 
Jenolie Bath Stain Remover  Phosphoric Acid  Stain remover 
Kleenoff Drain Cleaner Sodium Hydroxide Drain cleaner
Kleenoff Kay De  Formic Acid  Kettle descaler 
Racasan  Formaldehyde  Chemical toilet fluid 
Scrubbs Cloudy Ammonia  Above 10% Ammonia  Cleaning fluid 

The above table of examples is by no means exhaustive. If in doubt examine the container and, if necessary, seek advice from your supplier or the Trading Standards Service.


A fee is payable by any person wishing to have their name included on the list and to re-register each year. For details of the current fees please contact the Trading Standards Service on tel: 01623 452005.

How to apply and pay

Download the Poisons list application form [PDF 89KB], fill in and return with a cheque made payable to Nottinghamshire County Council.

We will process your application and will normally send you a licence/registration document and receipt for your payment within three working days. In the event that we are unable to send these within this timescale we will contact you to explain the reason for the delay.

Further information

Trading Standards
County House
100 Chesterfield Road South
NG19 7AQ

Tel: 01623 452005
Email: tslicensing.cc@nottscc.gov.uk

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