Franchise Fees

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Franchise fees/taxes are collected from electric, gas, telephone, and cable service providers operating within City limits for the use of public right-of-way and property easements.  

These franchise fees help offset the City's general operation costs and the need for additional property taxes.

Additional information about Olathe's Franchise Fee revenue is available in the 2016/2017 Operating Budget book.  

Franchise fees are legally authorized by the Kansas State Legislature.

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) regulates electric, gas, telephone and cable providers.