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Petroleum Licence

Licence Summary

Under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929, anyone with premises where petroleum is stored and dispensed by mechanical means for resale, e.g. petrol filling stations, or on private sites servicing company vehicles, must have a valid petroleum licence issued by the District Council.
 
If you store petroleum you must be licensed by your local authority and comply with any conditions attached to the 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.
 
Fees will apply to licences depending upon the quantity of petroleum stored as follows:
 

Not exceeding 2,500 Litres
 
£42.00 for each year of licence
Exceeding 2,500 Litres, but not exceeding 50,000 Litres
 
£58.00 for each year of licence
Exceeding 50,000 Litres
 
£120.00 for each year of licence
Transfer of petroleum licence
 
£8.00

 
Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation
 
Regulation Summary (www.legislation.gov.uk):

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929
 
The Petroleum (Transfer of Licences) Act (Northern Ireland) 1937
 
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003
 
 
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. 
 
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted.
 
  
Apply Online
Application for a Petroleum Storage Licence
Application to renew a Petroleum Storage Licence
Application to transfer a Petroleum Storage Licence
Application to Change a Petroleum Storage Licence

A Petroleum Licence application form with guidance notes can be downloaded below.
 
Forms to Download, Print and Post
The following guidance documents may also assist you in making an application for a Petroleum Licence:
 
pdf Application for a Petroleum Storage Licence (176Kb)
 
pdf A Guide to Operating Petroleum Filling Stations (245Kb)
 
pdf Guidance on Managing the Risks of Fire and Explosion at Petrol Filling Stations (DSEAR) (473Kb)
 

Contact Details

Environmental Health 
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
Mossley Mill 
Carnmoney Road North
Newtownabbey, 
BT36 5QA
Tel: 028 9034 0000

Email: [email protected]


Failed Application Redress

Please contact Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council at the above details 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 Antrim and Newtownabbey 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
 
Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA)
 
Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI)

 

Contact Details

Mossley Mill
Newtownabbey
BT36 5QA
Tel: 028 9034 0000
Email:

[email protected]