Petroleum storage

Petroleum storage certificates

If you store petrol, you need a valid Petroleum Storage Certificate (PSC).

A PSC is granted to the premises where the petrol is stored for between 1 and 10 years.

Fees

Fees for petroleum storage licence
Storage volume in litresCost per year
Up to 2,499
£44
Between 2,500 and 50,000
£60
More than 50,000
£125

You must pay the appropriate fee at time of application. Payments may be made by telephone (0300 300 8136), by cheque made payable to Central Bedfordshire Council, or you can pay online (link opens in new window).

How to apply

You can apply online for a petroleum storage certificate (link opens in new window).

What happens next?

After you submit a new application, we will contact you within 5 working days and inspect your premises to ensure they meet the required standards.

Informing us of changes

You will need to inform us of the:

  • cessation of use of one or more of the petrol storage tanks
  • removal or permanent decommissioning of one or more of the petrol storage tanks.
  • installation of any tank, pipeline or vapour pipeline associated with the storage and dispensing of petrol
  • installation of any petrol pump and other automotive pump or dispenser in a new location.

If required a new certificate will be issued to reflect the prescribed changes.

As the PSC is per site you do not need to transfer the PSC, but the selling and buying keeper must inform us.

Tacit consent

Your licence will be issued within 20 working days of payment.

Tacit consent does not apply for this licence. You must not assume that your licence is granted if you have not heard from us.

If you need further information please email trading.standards@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or phone 0300 300 8136.

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