We are responsible for licensing every petrol station in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Rutland. The licence exists due to the public safety risk from large quantities of flammable fuel.
You can find general information on petroleum storage on:
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website
- Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA) website
- UK Petrol Retailers Association (UKPRA) website
Apply for a new Petroleum Storage Certificate (PSC)
You need a Petroleum Storage Certificate (PSC) to store or dispense petrol at your premises. We issue the PSC to the 'registered keeper'. The PSC doesn't have an expiry date and remains in force until either:
- Major changes take place, or
- The site ceases to operate for more than 12 months
When you apply, you'll need to have the following information to hand:
- Litres of petrol stored in underground tanks
- Litres of petrol stored in above ground tanks
- Total quantity in litres
- Litres of diesel stored
- Litres of LPG stored
You will also need to provide copies of site plans.
After you submit the online application, our Petroleum Officer will review your application and decide whether to issue a certificate.
If successful, you will receive a hard copy certificate which you must keep on site.
Notify a change of person keeping petroleum
We issue Petroleum Storage Certificates (PSCs) to 'registered keepers'.
To change the person who is a registered keeper, you must notify us. You have between 28 days and six months before the date of the proposed change of keeper to notify us.
Certificate fees and payment method
You can pay for your certificate annually, or for a number of years at a time.
Payment methods include cheque, BACS or over the telephone.
If you know of a business that stores and / or dispenses petroleum without a licence, please report to Trading Standards.
For more information, please email Tstand@peterborough.gov.uk