Provided that it is kept in a suitable place (See Schedule 2 of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (PCRs) for information about suitable storage), up to 30 litres of petrol may be stored in suitable portable containers or a single demountable fuel tank.
You can find out more about safely storing petrol at home or another non-workplace storage area by visiting our safety at home page.
A person keeping over 30 litres but less than 275 litres must notify the Petroleum Enforcing Authority (PEA), which is us within the West Midlands, in writing with the name of the occupier, the address of the premises and confirmation that the petrol is stored in accordance with regulations. See Schedule 2 of the PCRs for information about suitable storage.
The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 retain a licensing regime for domestic and non-workplace petrol storage where it is kept for private use only. A person keeping in excess of 275 litres will require a licence. The PEA may issue and renew these for up to 3 years. They are issued to the licensee personally and are not transferable.