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Mailing address:

Commanding Officer (Staff Symbol)
U.S. Coast Guard 
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591


(866) 772-8724
(785) 339-2200


(785) 339-3780




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Welcome to PPC Topeka

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 provides caring and responsive personnel and compensation services for all Coast Guard military members, retirees, annuitants, and other customers in support of Department of Homeland Security missions.

Pay & Personnel Center Welcome Pamphlet

file in pdf formatThis pamphlet was created to help provide a variety of general information about the PPC and Topeka area that is useful to new employees.

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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.

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) 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.

More info can be found here: http://www.ksrevenue.org/vehicle.html And here: http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/field_op/mve/vin_5.html.

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:

  • The individual does not claim Kansas as his/her permanent resident state with the military;
  • The individual's name and or spouse's name is shown on the title as the legal owner of the vehicle(s);
  • The individual is in the full-time regular military service of the United States;
  • The individual is absent from his/her permanent resident state in compliance of military orders and the personal property is located outside the permanent resident state; and
  • The personal property is not used in or arising from a trade or business.

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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.

  • Topeka Apartment and Housing Buying and Rental Guides


    - HOMES.mil, a new official Department of Defense (DoD) website dedicated to helping service members, their families and civilian employees with home finding services is now available. The website enhances the way service members, their families and civilian employees make housing choices by providing a web-based source of local community listings.

    Property Managers can list their properties at no cost. All Property Managers and properties are verified by Military Housing Offices throughout the world.

  • Utilities

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Child Care

  • U.S. Coast Guard Child Care Subsidy Program
  • ERC Resource & Referral
    1710 SW 10th Street, Suite 215
    Topeka, KS 66604
    1-800-279-2ERC (2372)
    ERC is a not-for-profit resource and referral agency designed to meet the needs of families in northeast Kansas. The Center serves as an informational clearinghouse, specializing in referrals to local resources.

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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: 

Health Net Federal Services (844) 866-9378

Area Hospitals:

Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs)


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Nearby Military Facilities

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Roads & Weather

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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.

Last Modified   8/23/2018 8:48:36 AM