Petroleum storage certificates

Fife Council, as the petroleum enforcing authority for Fife are responsible for ensuring those who keep, transport, dispense and sell petrol do not cause risk to the public or environment.

Under The Petroleum Consolidation Regulations, all licences in place on 1 October 2014 on existing sites remain valid until they reach their expiry date.

New certificates will be issued as licences expire. Certificates are issued in the name of the premises where the petrol is stored and dispensed. There is no longer a reference to a person or business being designated as the licensee.

New certificates do not have an expiry date and remain in force until either a major change takes place or the site no longer trades for more than 12 months.

The keeper of the fuel on the premises for which a certificate exists must pay an annual fee which is calculated to the maximum quantity of petrol stored at the site. The keeper can choose to pay for up to 10 years.

Further information on storing petrol safely is available from HSE including guidance for operators & employees of petrol stations.


Storing petrol at home, or at a club/association or similar premises

You can store up to 30 litres of petrol at non-workplace premises without informing your local petroleum enforcement authority.

For these purposes, premises are as defined in the Health and Safety at Work Act, etc. 1974 and includes, for example, motor vehicles, boats and aircraft.

If you wish to store more than 30 litres of petrol and up to a maximum of 275 litres of petrol at your home or premises, you should notify your local petroleum enforcement authority. Please notify us online.

Further information on storing petrol safely at home is available from HSE




Trading Standards
Tel: 01592 583141 Fax: 01592 583318 Contact Trading Standards online
By Post: Kingdom House Kingdom Avenue Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LY
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