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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority is the Petroleum Licensing Authority for Merseyside. All sites that store and dispense petrol into the fuel tank of an internal combustion engine require a licence; this includes sites whether petroleum is for sale or not.

To apply for a Petroleum Licence please download and complete an application form. Applications should be forwarded to:

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority,
Community Protection,
Bridle Road,
Bootle, L30 4YD.

All licences have conditions attached which the petroleum retailer must not contravene. A copy of model licence conditions can be viewed in the Guidance Section. Licences are renewed annually and payment must be received prior to the renewal date. Please refer to the guidance section for further information and advice.

Should a licensee wish to transfer the licence then an application to transfer form must be completed and forwarded to Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority at least 28 days before transfer.

For information on Petroleum and Petroleum Licences please refer toThe Red Guide

For any information relating to Petroleum Licences that is not available within the Guidance Section then please send your licensing request to

For information relating to petroleum that is not available within the Guidance Section please send your request to

Petroleum (regulation) acts 1928 & 1936 - petroleum filling stations – application for a petroleum licence

Petrol filling stations - petroleum (transfer of licences) act 1936

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