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Petroleum Storage Tanks

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  •  850-595-6700



    Mailing Address

    Downtown Service Center, 1300 West Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 




The Petroleum Storage Tank Program is designed to protect the public from risks associated with petroleum tanks. Our main objective is to protect the drinking water aquifer and surface water bodies in the State of Florida.  This program was initiated through an agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection to regulate aboveground and underground storage tanks. The regulated size for an Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) is 550 gallons or greater and the regulated size for an Underground Storage Tank (UST) is 110 gallons or greater.  The rules that support the program are Florida Administrative Code 62-761 and Florida Administrative Code 62-762.

We perform several inspection types including required routine storage tank inspections, installation, closure, discharge, complaint inspections as well as compliance assistance re-inspections for facilities that need to return to compliance.  We are contracted through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to inspect the following counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Holmes and Washington Counties.

Inspection criteria include, but are not limited to: 

  • Annual Testing Records
  • Closure assessment for tank removals in all 7 counties
  • Environmental Releases
  • Installation and all existing upgrades
  • Discharge Inspections
  • Maintenance Records
  • Monthly visual inspection records
  • Placard verification
  • Financial Responsibility Records

Facilities Inspected include, but are not limited to: 

  • Bulk Fuel Tank Storage Facilities
  • Commercial Fuel Outlets
  • Generator Facilities
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Lube and Oil Changing Facilities
  • Marinas
  • Military Bases

Location & Contact Information 

Downtown Service Center, 1300 West Gregory Street

The Petroleum Storage Tanks office is open Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Call 850-595-6700 for more information.