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Petroleum Licence

Licence summary

If you store petroleum you must be licensed by your local authority.

Fees will apply to licences.

You must comply with any conditions attached to a licence.

Licences are not required for any petrol kept for private use or for sale that is not more than 570 millilitres per container or totals less than 15 litres.

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation

Regulation Summary

Click here to read the legislation

Application Evaluation Process

Inspection of the premises, payment of the fee and submission of all documents will take place before the application can be approved.  An electrical certificate will also be required and plans of the proposed site layout must be sent for first time applications or if there has been a change to the site.

Licence fees are determined by the quantities of petroleum only kept and are set out in the Health & Safety (Fees) Regulations (NI) 2009.  The scale is as follows:

Not exceeding 2,500 litres


- 42 per year 

Exceeding 2,500 litres but not exceeding
50,000 litres

- 58 per year

 
Exceeding 50,000 litres
- 120 per year

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Apply online

Apply for a licence to store petroleum

Tell us about a change to your existing petrol storage licence

Apply to transfer a petroleum storage licence

Apply to renew a petroleum storage licence



Contact Details



Environmental Health Service, Larne Borough Council, Smiley Buildings, Victoria Road, Larne, BT40 1RU

Telephone: 028 28272313
Fax: 028 28260660

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Larne Borough Council in the first instance.

If an application is refused the applicant may request a certificate from the local authority detailing the grounds for refusal. Appeals may be made, in writing, within ten days of receipt of the certificate to the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Larne Borough Council in the first instance.

If an application is granted but conditions are attached a licence holder may request a certificate from the local authority detailing the reasons for the conditions. Appeals may be made, in writing, within ten days of receipt of the certificate to the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

Please make contact with the Council should you have a complaint or query in relation to any matter concerning Petroleum Licensing.

Trade Associations

None



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