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.
All licences have conditions attached which the petroleum retailer must not contravene. Licences are renewed annually and payment must be received prior to the renewal date. 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.