Petroleum licences

A licence/certificate will let you keep an approved quantity of petroleum. Petroleum also includes any product of crude petroleum which has a flashpoint below 21°C including petrol, benzene, pentane and any mixture which contains these products.

View the guidance on when a petroleum licence is required [PDF].


The fee for a Petroleum Storage Certificate is payable annually, and can be paid for up to 10 years. Fees are set by The Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees) Regulations 2016 and are subject to review. The current fees are:

  • Up to 2,500 litres: £44
  • 2,500 - 50,000 litres: £60
  • Over 50,000 litres: £125


Please telephone 0115 804 1147 or email or for a Petroleum Storage Certificate application form.

We will process your application and will be in further contact as and when necessary, dependent on the circumstances of the application.

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