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Petroleum spirits storage

4 April 2019

From this page you can apply for a petroleum storage certificate.


  • Up to 2,500 litres £44 for each year of certificate
  • 2,500 - 50,000 litres £60 for each year of certificate
  • Over 50,000 litres £125 for each year of certificate
  • Petroleum search enquiries £81 per hour
  • Replacement certificate £40.50


Where a site visit is indicated as part of the approval process, there will be no deemed approval of applications by lapse of time. Consent can be validly given only by express notification by the Authority and this will only be given after all applicable site visits have been satisfactorily completed.

Contact details

Essex County Council
Essex Trading Standards
PO Box 11
County Hall
Tel: 0345 603 7626


If you are unhappy with any aspect of the service you receive, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

How to apply

To apply for a new petroleum storage certificate, apply for a renewal of a petroleum storage certificate please contact a Petroleum Officer at Essex Trading Standards at
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