FY 2018 Per Diem Rates for Texas

(October 2017 - September 2018).

Cities not appearing below may be located within a county for which rates are listed.
To determine what county a city is located in, visit the National Association of Counties (NACO) website (a non-federal website) .

October 2017 - September 2018 You searched for: Texas Max lodging by month (excluding taxes.) The last column is the Meals and Incidental Expense (M&IE) rate.
Primary Destination
(1, 2)
County (3, 4) 2017 Oct Nov Dec 2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep M&IE (5)
Standard RateApplies for all locations without specified rates / STANDARD RATE$93$93$93$93$93$93$93$93$93$93$93$93$51
Arlington / Fort Worth / GrapevineTarrant County / City of Grapevine$163$163$163$163$163$163$163$163$163$163$163$163$59
Big SpringHoward$97$93$93$93$93$93$97$97$97$97$97$97$54
College StationBrazos$107$107$107$107$107$107$107$107$107$107$107$107$59
Corpus ChristiNueces$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$59
DallasDallas $142$142$142$155$155$155$155$155$155$142$142$142$64
El PasoEl Paso$98$98$98$98$98$98$98$98$98$98$98$98$59
Houston (L.B. Johnson Space Center)Montgomery / Fort Bend / Harris$121$121$121$121$137$137$137$137$121$121$121$121$59
Round Rock Williamson$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$59
San AntonioBexar$124$124$124$124$124$124$124$124$124$124$124$124$64
South Padre IslandCameron$93$93$93$93$93$100$100$100$110$110$110$93$59


  1. Traveler reimbursement is based on the location of the work activities and not the accommodations, unless lodging is not available at the work activity, then the agency may authorize the rate where lodging is obtained.
  2. Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as"all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries."
  3. Per diem localities with county definitions shall include"all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately)."
  4. When a military installation or Government-related facility (whether or not specifically named) is located partially within more than one city or county boundary, the applicable per diem rate for the entire installation or facility is the higher of the rates which apply to the cities and/or counties, even though part(s) of such activities may be located outside the defined per diem locality.
  5. Meals and Incidental Expenses, see Breakdown of M&IE Expenses for important information on first and last days of travel.