Franchise Fee Credit Program

Franchise Fee Credit Program

Applications are currently suspended until MAY 4th. CRC will accept walk-ins after MAY 4th, Tuesday – Thursday from 9am to 3pm for WATER & WASTEWATER ONLY. 

The 2020 Franchise Fee Credit Program for the City of Topeka is administered by CRC in order to provide eligible households a standardized credit for utility services, which can be applied for once a year. This year we have a $20 increase to the water credits from $120 last year to $140 this year. 

  • Water – City Water — $75 Credit
  • Wastewater – City — $65 Credit

To qualify for the City of Topeka Franchise Fee Credit Program you must be: a Topeka resident, have a household income for 2019 of less than $34,450; AND meet the age, disability or dependent child qualifications. This means that you must be 55 and older, OR be blind or totally and permanently disabled OR have a dependent child living at the home under the age of 18. Applicants must show proof of address, income from 2019, Driver’s license, birth certificate for children if qualifying by a dependent child in the household, and Social Security cards for every individual in the household in order to meet the residency and income requirements.


For those who have already applied please remember that it may take up to 90 days for the credits to be applied onto your accounts. This is not an emergency assistance program.

Any questions call 785-233-1365.