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Petroleum Licence

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

> Apply for a petroleum licence
> Apply to transfer a petroleum licence.

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: Petroleum (Consolidation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929
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. 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. 

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Mid Ulster District 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 Mid Ulster District 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 of 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 contact Mid Ulster District Council in the first instance.
Trade Associations: None

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