To sell a range of chemicals including caustic soda, chemical toilet fluids, drain
cleaners and some pesticides and weed killers from a premises within the Falkirk
area, the seller needs to be registered with Falkirk Council. The chemicals are
listed in Part II of the Poisons Act and are referred to as non-medicinal poisons.
A listed seller, or his named deputies, who are registered with the authority cannot
sell poisons which are included in Part 1 of the Poisons List. These may only be
sold by a registered pharmacist.
- The premises selling the poison must have a member of staff serving customers; poisons
cannot be sold by way of a vending machine.
- The premises that the application applies to must have suitable facilities for storing
Application evaluation process
The following criteria will be considered when the application is being evaluated:
- An initial registration fee of £34.00 is required for each registration
- The application must be in the prescribed form
- The authority must deem the applicant and his premises fit to be included in the
list of registered premises
The cost to renew a registration is £20.00. To change the registration details a
cost of £10.00 will apply.
A local authority may authorise an officer to inspect a premises prior to, or after
Will tacit consent apply?
No. It is in the public interest that Falkirk Council must process your application
before it can be granted.
If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us.
How to apply
To become registered to sell non-medical poisons please contact us:
A public register is available to view at the Council's offices at the address given
during normal office hours.
Failed application and licence holder redress
Please contact us in the first instance.
If you have a complaint, please contact the trader first, preferably in writing.
If you do this by letter, make sure you get proof of delivery.
If you've done this and feel your complaint still hasn't been resolved, contact the
Citizens Advice Bureau.
But if you do not live in the UK, you'll need to contact the
UK European Consumer Centre.
For example; complaints about noise, pollution, etc should be directed to the Environmental