Petroleum storage certificates

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is the petroleum enforcing authority (PEA) for Norfolk and is responsible for ensuring that those who keep and dispense petrol do not cause risk to the public or the environment.

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 are in force as of 1 October 2014 and replace the petroleum licensing system with the Petroleum Storage Certificate (PSC). Any petroleum licence which expires after 1 October 2014 will be deemed to be a PSC under the new regulations.

New certificates will be issued as licences expire over the next three years. Certificates are issued for the premises where the petrol is stored and dispensed, with no reference to person or company (previously known as licensees). Certificates do not have an expiry date and remain in force until either major changes take place or the site ceases to operate for more than 12 months.

The keeper of the fuel must pay an annual fee which is calculated according to the maximum working capacity (litres) of petrol stored at the site. The keeper can choose to pay for up to ten years in advance.

Fees for all types of storage are as follows:

  • Band A - maximum working capacity 2,500 litres -  £44
  • Band B - maximum working capacity 2,500 to 50,000 litres - £60
  • Band C - maximum working capacity over 50,000 litres - £125

Fees are set by the health and safety fees regulations and are subject to review.

For further details and all other petrol related enquiries please email

Further information can be found on the health and safety executive website.

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