West Berkshire Council

Petroleum Storage Licence

Licensing the storage of petroleum (Petrol Storage Certificates)

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 introduced a change in the way that petroleum storage was licensed.

The regulations now require that anyone proposing to store petrol holds a Petroleum Storage Certificate (PSC). 
You can read more about the new regulations on the Health and Safety Executive website

West Berkshire Council is the Petroleum Enforcement Authority for West Berkshire and Wokingham.

How to apply for a Petroleum Storage Certificate (PSC)

To apply for a Petroleum Storage Certificate, contact our Trading Standards team.

We'll make an inspection of your premises before granting a PSC to make sure they're suitable.  We'll also assign a risk rating which will affect how often we return for further inspections.

If you have any doubt as to whether you require a PSC, please get in touch.

How much does a PSC cost?

Conditions (Type of Licence)Fee
Not exceeding 2,500 litres£42

Exceeding 2,500 litres but not exceeding 50,000 litres        

Exceeding 50,000 litres£120
Transfer of licence£8

Who To Contact

Information and advice for businesses from West Berkshire and Wokingham's Trading Standards Service

01635 519930