There are five registrations or licenses issued by the Standards
Division. Click on one of the links below to get more information
on each registration or license. To go directly to the forms
page where you can select the form or application you need,
click here for the forms
LP-Gas Dealer License
Motor Fuel Brand Name Registration,
Device Technician Registration,
Weighmaster License, and
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DEALER REGISTRATION - General Statute 119-56 requires
that any person, firm or corporation involved in the business
of selling, or otherwise dealing in liquefied petroleum gases
which require handling, storing, measuring, transporting,
or distributing liquefied petroleum gas shall annually register
with the Commissioner of Agriculture and provide proof of
comprehensive general liability insurance including product
liability and automotive liability, if needed. The policy amounts are $1,000,000 for a Class A dealer (provides transportation of LP-Gas) or $100,000 for a Class B dealer, combined single limits. The law provides
for alternates to insurance in the form of a bond, certificate
of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit.
Registration expires when the insurance policy expires. Registration is renewed when proof of policy renewal is received. The Commissioner of Agriculture is
responsible for administering all the provisions of the LP-Gas
law and regulations adopted by the Board of Agriculture. The
Board has adopted the current versions of NFPA Standards 54
and 58. Violators of the law are subject to criminal and civil
penalties. For more information on LP-Gas dealer registration
contact Georgia Hill
You may also want to call 800-228-8443 (calls from inside
North Carolina only) or 919-807-2166 from anywhere to get
information on other licenses you may need. Also, you may
want to call the North Carolina Propane Gas Association (NCPGA)
at 919-787-8485 to get information about this organization
that promotes use of propane in North Carolina.
You may download the forms to apply for an LP-Gas
Dealer License by clicking here.
You will need both the LP-Gas Dealer Application and the Statement
of Insurance form.
BRAND NAME REGISTRATION - Per General Statute 119-26
any person selling motor fuels shall register the brand name
under which the motor fuels will be sold. Fuels must conform
to rules adopted by the Gasoline and Oil Inspection Board.
Brand name registration forms must be completed for each grade
of motor fuel sold. For more information on motor fuel brand
name registration, contact Art
You may download the form to apply for registration
of a gasoline or diesel fuel brand name by clicking here.
DEVICE TECHNICIAN REGISTRATION - When a petroleum
measuring device (gasoline meter, fuel oil meter, kerosene
meter, etc.) is rejected by a Standards Division employee,
a registered petroleum device technician is permitted to perform
the necessary repairs and return the measuring device to use.
The same is true for new devices or devices which have been
serviced. Under General Statute 119-33 and rules adopted by
the Gasoline and Oil Inspection Board, a petroleum device
technician must register annually and provide evidence that
the technician is using a properly calibrated test measure.
Initial registration requires two letters of recommendation
in addition to providing a lead and wire seal with the current
year on one side and the applicant's initials on the other.
Registration expires on December 31 of each year. Questions
regarding petroleum device technician registration should
be directed to Sharon Pulley (919-733-4411).
The Limited Petroleum Device Technician registration
is intended for those who need to break the seal on a propane
meter to do service but who will not be performing a calibration.
This allows the technician to break the seal, perform the
maintenance or service, reseal the device, and put the device
back into service, but only if the calibration has not been
There is a $20 fee for each of these registrations that must
accompany the application.
You may download the forms to apply for registration
as a Petroleum
Device Technician or Limited
Petroleum Device Technician by clicking on the appropriate
WEIGHMASTER LICENSE - Applicants must be at least
18 years old and annually purchase a license and seal ($25
fee) from the department. As detailed in General Statute 81A
Article 5, public weighmasters must observe certain requirements
or risk criminal and civil penalties. Licenses expire on June
30 of each year. For more information, contact Jerry
Butler at (919-707-3230).
You may download the form to apply for a Public Weighmaster
License by clicking here.
TECHNICIAN REGISTRATION - Scale technician registration
provides a means for officially rejected and new or repaired
weighing devices to be placed in service without having to
wait for a Standards Division employee to perform the test.
Technicians must register annually and provide an annual certification
of the standards of weight which they use in their work. Registration
expires on June 30. Each technician is required to complete
a service certificate for all new installations and when returning
officially rejected scales to service. Failure to comply with
the law may subject a scale technician to criminal and civil
penalties. Questions should be directed to Sharon Pulley (919-733-4411).
There is a $20.00 registration fee for all Scale Technicians.
You may download the form to apply for registration
as a Scale Technician by clicking
March 31, 2014