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Welcome to PPC Topeka

PPC Logo - a lighthouse, a sunflower and the Topeka skyline in the background

Congratulations! You're on your way to "the best hometown in the Coast Guard." Our offices are located in the Frank Carlson Federal Building at 444 SE Quincy Street in Topeka, Kansas. Topeka is known for its history, beauty and great family atmosphere.

PPC's primary mission is to provide pay and personnel services to all Coast Guard active duty, Reserve, Retiree and Annuitant members and to process travel claims for all Coast Guard employees, including civilians and Auxiliary members.

To help ease your transition, the PPC staff has compiled the resources listed on this page. If you have questions about any of the subjects listed, please contact your sponsor or PPC (PERS) at (785) 339-3600.

Topics on this page: Vehicle Registration | Topeka Links | Housing & Utilities | Child Care | Schools
                                 Nearby Communities | Medical | Nearby Military Facilities | Roads & Weather

Links from this page to non-Coast Guard sites are provided as a customer service and do not represent any implicit or explicit endorsement by the United States Coast Guard of any commercial or private issues or products presented there.

Vehicle Registration / Personal Property Tax Exemption

If you are an Active Duty member and Kansas is NOT your legal state of residence, you can bring this form (Military Affidavit Vehicle Registration)file in PDF format along with a copy of your latest payslip, current orders, and title/registration/proof of insurance to DMV and significantly decrease the cost to register your vehicle(s).

Additionally, if this is the first time registering your vehicle in Kansas, remember to bring it and the title to KHP to have the VIN inspected and verified. Bring the MVE-1 form KHP gives you to DMV, as well.

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Military exemption by Federal law:

The Service Members Civil Relief Act, (S.C.R.A. Title V Sec.511) prohibits states from taxing any personal property when at the time of application for registration all of the following criteria are met:

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Housing & Utilities

While there is no Coast Guard owned or leased housing in the area, members of the command usually experience little difficulty in locating affordable housing.

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Child Care

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Higher Education

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Communities Nearby

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Important:  Active Duty Service Members, assigned to PPC Topeka, qualify for TRICARE Prime Remote Status. If you are an Active Duty Service Member, you should contact PPC Medical at (785) 339-3668, before submitting your enrollment application.

Your regional contractor is:
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(877) 988-9378
United Health Care Military West

Area Hospitals:

Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs)

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Nearby Military Facilities

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Roads & Weather

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Last Modified 5/5/2015