Explosives and petrol licensing

Petrol pump stock photoWho issues petrol licenses?

We are responsible for issuing licenses and certificates for the storage and dispensing of petrol, as well as carrying out inspections to ensure that petrol is stored and dispensed safely.

Most commercial premises storing and dispensing petrol will need to be registered and issued with either a certificate or license. Some domestic premises may also need to be registered. Please contact us to discuss your specific circumstances.

Fireworks stock photoWho issues explosives licenses?

We are also responsible for issuing licenses for the storage and sale of up to 2000kg of explosives and fireworks.

To sell fireworks, you need to have a storage license.  Fireworks can only be sold during four periods each year:

  • October 15 to November 10
  • December 26 to December 31
  • On the first day of the Chinese New Year and the 3 days immediately preceding it
  • On the day of Diwali and the 3 days immediately preceding it

If you wish to sell outside of these times you must also apply for an additional separate licence to sell fireworks all year round.

Certain categories of fireworks cannot legally be sold to members of the public and note that it is illegal to sell fireworks to anyone under the age of 18. Further information is available on our trader advice pages.

What if I need another type of license?

Our Licensing team issue other types of licenses, including:

  • alcohol licenses
  • gambling licenses
  • taxi licenses
  • animal boarding licenses
  • pet shop licenses

How do I apply for a petroleum or explosives license?

For an application pack and information about fees, please contact us.

Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Communities, Environment and Regulatory Services
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Explosives and petrol licensing: 01332 640780

Communities, Environment and Regulatory Services
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS

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