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Travel Expense Reimbursement

This page provides links to ordinances and policies that provide for travel reimbursements, as well as to forms and information that can be used to help determine what can or should be reimbursed.


Government officials and employees periodically need to travel from their home community to obtain training, provide testimony on behalf of their jurisdiction, meet with other officials and employees, as well as for other reasons. Travel is an expense. Recognizing that there is a public benefit associated with official travel, local jurisdictions seek to reduce the cost for those who travel on their jurisdiction's behalf.

Examples of Codes

The following sample policies could be used by cities, counties and other local governments.

Examples of Policies and Procedures

Recommended Resources

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Resources

Last Modified: April 05, 2019