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Hampshire Trading Standards

Petroleum Licensing

We are the Petroleum Licensing Authority for Hampshire and for Portsmouth City but not the city of Southampton.

Your licensed premise will be subject to an inspection by one of our team to ensure that the conditions of this licence are being complied with. The frequency of inspections is determined by a risk rating of your premises.

You need a petrol licence if you store over 20 litres of petrol at home or if you have a business and dispense petrol mechanically or electrically into motor vehicles.

  • Storage of petrol in cans or containers at Business Premises and farms is now regulated by Environmental Health Officers or the Health and Safety Executive and not by Trading Standards.
  • Storage of petrol in cans or containers in domestic premises is still regulated by this service.

Tacit consent does not apply to this licence application. This means that we will need to inspect and approve your petrol storage facilities before we can issue a licence.

To apply

Complete the Petroleum Licence contact form

We will call you within 5 days to make an appointment to inspect your proposed storage.

 

Renew a licence

Tacit consent does not apply to this licence renewal as each form requires a signature from an authorised officer.

Your petrol licence is a legal document, you are required to sign any application or transfer form.

To renew your petrol licence, complete your details including the licence reference number off your current licence on one of the forms below, print off and return to us.

We are unable to renew licence for periods longer than three years. Licence fees are subject to review by Central Government in April each year, applying for a 3 year licence should protect you from two annual price increases.

We cannot offer online petrol licence renewals and at this time we are unable to provide licences electronically as these are a legal document and need to be signed by an authorised officer.

We normally renew your licence within 5 working days and post it to the correspondence address you have provided.

 

Fees

  • up to 2,500 litres
    £42
  • up to 50,000 litres
    £58
  • over 50,000 litres
    £120
  • The licence fee is set centrally by government
     

Cheques payable to Hampshire County Council

For a two year licence multiply cost by 2, and for a three year licence multiply by 3.

We are not able to renew licence for periods longer than three years. Licence fees are subject to review in April each year, applying for a 3 year licence will protect you from two annual price increases.

 

Transfer a licence

Tacit consent does not apply to this licence transfer as each form requires a signature from an authorised officer.

To transfer your petrol licence complete the standard transfer form

Complete your details including the licence reference number off your current licence.

Payment of £8 should be made with the application by cheque payable to Hampshire County Council.

We cannot offer online petrol licence  transfers. We are unable to provide licences electronically as these are a legal document and need to be signed by an authorised officer.

We normally renew your licence within 5 working days and post it to the correspondence address you have provided.

 

 

Contacts

Petroleum Officer
Hampshire Trading Standards
Montgomery House, Monarch Way
Winchester SO22 5PW

Petroleum Licensing contact form

Important

You need to inform the Petroleum Officer of any fire, major spillage, or suspected leak at your site.

You are also required to give adequate notice of any changes you are considering to your site, including the fitting new equipment on the forecourt, change of ownership or closure.

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