The licensing and enforcement of petrol filling stations within County Durham (excluding Darlington Borough Council) is carried out by Durham County Council under section 19 of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

If you would like any further information about the safe storage of petrol at filling stations or licensing requirements then please contact Durham County Council on Tel: 03000 26 0000 or see their website

Petrol filling stations and other facilities where petrol is dispensed as fuel into the tanks of internal combustion engines are required to be licensed by the relevant Petroleum Licensing Authorities (PLA) who will ensure that the necessary safety standards are observed and maintained.