If you wish to open a petrol station, you must apply for a licence from us.
Find out how to apply for a licence for a petrol station
We also investigate fuel leaks and fuel contamination incidents.
Find out more about trading standards inspections and other visits
Ammunition, nail gun cartridges and airbag inflators
If you wish to store or supply airbag inflators, nail gun cartridges and certain types of ammunition, you must be registered with us.
Find out how to register for an explosives registration or licence
If you wish to store fireworks, subject to quantity, you must register with us. If you wish to supply fireworks outside the periods covering Chinese New Year, Diwali, Bonfire Night and New Year, you must be licensed by us.
Find out how to apply for a firework licence or registration
Please note that certain types of firework are banned or can only be used in professional displays. For further information please contact us.
Trading Standards Advice
Tel: public enquiries - 01482 300 300 or business enquiries - 01482 300 301
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 615 572
We are open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, and Friday 9am to 4.30pm. Please note the trading standards office is not open to the public. If you have an enquiry please make this to trading standards by telephone, text phone, email or post.