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Petroleum licence

Licence summary

To run a business where petrol is stored for dispensing directly into the fuel tank of an internal combustion engine - or where large amounts of petrol are stored for private use - you need a licence from your local petroleum licensing authority.

Applications for areas in Greater London or a metropolitan county must be made to the local fire and rescue authority. In all other instances applications should be made to the local county or county borough council.

Fees will be payable for a licence.

Conditions may be attached to a licence.

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation

Regulation Summary

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation

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 Ceredigion County Council within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details on the right hand side of this page.

Apply online

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Ceredigion County Council in the first instance.

If an application is refused the applicant may appeal to the Secretary of State.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Ceredigion County Council in the first instance.

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.

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