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Motor Fuel Application

No retail dealer shall engage in the business of selling motor fuel or automotive lubricating oil at retail without this license.

Division of Standards

The Details of Motor Fuel Application

What you need for Motor Fuel Application

Please note: Cash is no longer accepted as a form of payment.

How to apply Motor Fuel Application

Form of payments accepted: check or money order.  Please make checks payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Cash is no longer accepted as a form of payment.

Complete the application and mail it in along with your fee for $150.00 to One Ashburton Place, Room 1115, Boston, MA 02108.

Form of payments accepted: check or money order.  Please make checks payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Cash is no longer accepted as a form of payment.

Complete the application and bring it in along with your fee for $150.00 to One Ashburton Place, Room 1115, Boston, MA 02108.

Next steps for Motor Fuel Application

Complete the application

More info for Motor Fuel Application

Gasoline

To attract consumers and eliminate the "pain at the pump" many drivers are currently experiencing, gas retailers are offering discounts for cash payments and other sales to increase business. The Division of Standards reminds consumers that cash discounts and other conditions of sale must be clearly stated on any advertisement.

Consumers should also know they can not technically be charged "more" if paying with a credit card. If a price is posted on a street sign, the fuel grade must appear on the sign as well as the conditions that need to be met by the consumer to receive the advertised price. For example, if the sign offers a "Free Car Wash" after purchasing $25.00 worth of gasoline, the sign must clearly state this stipulation.

Water-Tainted Gasoline

How will I know there's water in my fuel tank?
Some signs your vehicle may have water in the tank would be if your car is running very rough or stops running entirely (i.e. the vehicle stalls).

 While water won't usually ruin a car engine, it can be a costly repair—on average $500 to $1,000 per car—because the gas lines and tank must be completely drained and cleaned.

What do I do if I have visited a station that has water in the fuel?
If you feel that you have purchased tainted gasoline, take your vehicle to a certified mechanic to be inspected. If the mechanic finds there is water in your tank, report the issue to the Massachusetts Division of Standards (DOS). DOS will send an inspector to the station to investigate. If the inspector finds water-tainted gasoline, he/she will instruct the station to shut down the affected pump until the contaminated fuel is removed, the tank is flushed, and the product in the tank is replaced. Because of their liability for damage to vehicles, stations shut the pumps down until the water is removed.

Finally, after filing a complaint with DOS, contact the station and bring your receipt for both the gas that was purchased and the mechanic.

 

Contact for Motor Fuel Application

Address
One Ashburton Place, Room 1115, Boston, MA 02108
Fax
(617) 727-5705

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