Filing for a Utility Tax Refund

Franchise Tax Refund Returns to In-Person Application Process

The City of St. Peters is moving back to an in-person application process for the annual Utility Franchise Tax refund distribution. Eligible residents must come into City Hall, provide documentation, and apply for the refund in-person with the Citizen Action Center at the front desk.

The application process changed in 2020 in response to the COVID pandemic so that residents who previously qualified for a franchise tax refund would not have to apply in person. Our staff looks forward to seeing all applicants at City Hall this year and ensuring that qualified residents receive their maximum refund.

St. Peters residents who are 62 years and older, or those considered totally disabled by Social Security, may be eligible to apply in person for a refund of their 2022 St. Peters utility franchise tax. Applications will be accepted between April 3 and May 31, 2023, during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that City Hall will be closed on Good Friday, April 7, and on Memorial Day, May 29.

The utility franchise tax includes the St. Peters tax listed on your 2022 electric and gas bills and franchise fees on your cable bills.

To be eligible, your maximum 2022 adjusted gross income (excluding any taxable Social Security income) must not exceed $53,150 if single or $60,750 if married.

All eligible residents, whether they received refunds in previous years or are new to the program, will be required to apply in person at City Hall.

Everyone will need to bring the following items to complete their application:

  • Proof of 2022 Income
  • Proof of Age/ID
  • 2022 Letter of Award from Social Security (if disabled)
  • 2022 Electric, Gas, and Cable Bills

The application process should take about five minutes with a Citizen Action Center Representative.

After you complete your application, we will mail you your refund. Please note: you are only eligible for a refund for the months when you were at least 62 years old or considered totally disabled.

For any questions about the Utility Franchise Tax refunds or process, call 636-477-6600, ext. 1225.