Franchise Fee Rebate

The City of Merriam offers a rebate on franchise fees for Merriam residents. This franchise fee rebate is for your 2023 utility bills. Electricity, gas, and landline telephone qualify. 

Applications are available starting February 1, 2024 for Merriam residents with low-to-moderate income. Apply by May 1, 2024.

This fee rebate program is a city-funded project, implemented by Mayor Pape and the Merriam City Council. This year will mark the 42nd year that this program has been offered to Merriam residents.


In Person

Step 1.See if you meet requirements 

The HUD guidelines for maximum income are:

  • 1 person $57,400
  • 2 persons $65,600
  • 3 persons $73,800
  • 4 persons $82,000
  • 5 persons $88,600
  • 6 persons $95,150
  • 7 persons $101,700
  • 8 persons $108,250

Step 2.Gather your documents 

Applications must be accompanied by 2023 gas, electric and telephone invoices (that are not provided over an internet protocol) with franchise fees listed, along with proof of income for all household members. For proof of income, residents can provide their 2023 W-2 or income tax forms, or social security papers as well all 1099’s, Interest, Pensions, Annuities, and Dividend Statements.

Fill out and print your application

The application is due May 1, 2024. 

Application(PDF, 92KB)


Step 3.Schedule an in-person appointment

We'll review your application and documents at the Community Development Department. If you meet the requirements, you will receive your rebate.