Petrol-spirit licensing is undertaken in accordance with the provisions of The Petroleum (Consolidation Act) (NI) 1929 and now managed by the Environmental Health Department.
Generally anyone wishing to keep petroleum-spirit in excess of 15 litres must obtain a licence from the District Council. Petroleum-spirit is highly flammable and it is important therefore that its storage is strictly controlled.
A licence is valid for a maximum period of twelve months and is subject to renewal. How is an application / Renewal / Amendment made?
If a new application is involved layout plans and other information will be required.
What fee is payable?
The fee payable is related to the quantity of petroleum-spirit to be kept. Details are as follows-
Quantity Fee not exceeding 2,500 litres £41.00.
Exceeding 2,500 litres but not exceeding 50,000 litres £57.00.
Exceeding 50,000 litres £118.00
What happens when an application is made?
We will inspect the premises and the applicant will be notified of any matters that may require attention. When the premises are found to be in order a licence will be issued.
What conditions are applicable to a petroleum-spirit licence when granted?
There are standard terms, conditions and restrictions upon and subject to which a licence is granted (these have been produced in booklet form by the District Council).
An information booklet titled ‘A guide to Petroleum-spirit Licensing’ is available from the Building Control Department.
Will Tacit Approval 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 Council within a reasonable period please contact us in the first instance.