Out-of-State Per-Diem Rates

Mileage Reimbursement Rates

  • Each agency is different and we often have unique transportation needs. Some agencies have a greater need for state vehicles and some agencies are better suited to use personal vehicles.
  • Whether you drive your own vehicle out of necessity or preference, or whether you fly or ride a personally owned motorcycle, our reimbursement rates will have you covered.


Private vehicle use is reimbursed at the rate of .38 cents per mile, or .56 cents per mile if a state vehicle is not available to the employee.

Meal Per-Diem Rates

The allowance rates listed below include tax and tips associated with the meals. The basic out-of-state meal allowance for a 24-hour period of travel is $50.00.



  • Out-of-State Travelers Coming to Utah

    When the State of Utah pays for an out-of-state person to travel to Utah, the traveler may be reimbursed up to the out-of-state meal per-diem amounts shown above.
    Exceptions may be allowed for unusual circumstances when approved in writing by the executive director or designee prior to the trip.

Tier I and Tier II Premium Locations

The traveler may choose to accept the per diem rate for out-of-state travel or to be reimbursed at the actual meal cost, with original receipts, up to $71 per day for Tier I and up to $61 per day for Tier II. The traveler will qualify for premium location rates on the day travel begins and/or the day travel ends only if the trip is of sufficient duration to qualify for all meals on those days. The traveler may choose different reimbursement methods during the trip; however, the same method of reimbursement must be used for an entire day. Reimbursement is for the traveler only. If more than the traveler's meal is charged on a receipt, this must be deducted to reflect the traveler's costs only. Actual meal cost includes tax and tip. Alcoholic beverages are not reimbursable.


The Tier I Premium Locations are:

  • Anchorage – Anchorage City Limits only
  • Chicago – Includes Cook and Lake Counties
  • Hawaii – Includes the islands of Hilo, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Lanai, and Molokai
  • New York City – Also includes the Bronx, Kings, Queens, and Richmond Cities
  • San Francisco – Includes San Francisco County
  • Seattle – Includes King County

The Tier II Premium Locations are:

  • Atlanta – Fulton, Dekalb, and Cobb Counties
  • Baltimore – Baltimore City only
  • Boston – Includes Suffolk County and City of Cambridge
  • Dallas – Includes Dallas County
  • Los Angeles – Includes Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties (except the City of Santa Monica)
  • San Diego – Includes San Diego County
  • Washington, DC – Includes the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax, and the counties of Arlington and Fairfax in Virginia; and the counties of Montgomery and Prince George’s in Maryland.