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Petrol licence

Apply and pay for a petrol licence.

To run a business where petrol is stored to fuel vehicles, you need a petrol licence from the local authority.


When applying for a petrol licence the fee is based according to the quantity of petrol stored:

  • £44 for less than 2,500 litres
  • £60 for between 2,500 and 50,000 litres
  • £125 for over 50,000 litres

When applying to change or renew a petrol licence the storage fees are set annually by the Health and Safety Executive and are based on the amount stored.

To transfer a petrol licence is £8.

Apply online

What happens next?

Your application will be processed. If you don't hear from us within a reasonable period, phone 0141 577 4684.

If your application is refused

If your licence is refused you can appeal to the Sheriff by writing to:

Paisley Sheriff court
St. James St

The appeal must be made within 28 days of the refusal. 

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