Petroleum spirits storage

Apply and pay


To apply for a new petroleum storage certificate or to renew one, contact a Petroleum Officer by emailing


There are several ways to pay for your petroleum spirits storage certificate.


Make cheques out to 'Essex County Council' and send them with your completed application form to:

Trading Standards postal address

Essex County Council
Trading Standards
CG32, County Hall

On the back of the cheque, please write:

  • the budget code 80297TDHQ000
  • your licence number, e.g. MEXXX, from your letter from the council

Card Payment

You can call 03330 139887 where we can take your card details for payment. If you have a licence number already, please have it to hand.

BACS payment

Payment can be made by BACS using these details:

  • Bank: Lloyds TSB Bank Plc
  • Account No: 03396754
  • Account Name: ECC Head Office Collection A/c
  • Sort Code: 30-00-00
  • VAT Reg No: GB1042528 13
  • Reference Budget code: 80297TDHQ0000 (this must accompany each payment)

If you use BACS please notify us by either:

Please also email which will help us to quickly match your payment to your application.

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