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Personal Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement

Reimbursement Rates for 2017:

  • Employees must have advance approval to drive a personal vehicle on state business. 
  • Effective dates may be found in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding or the CalHR Travel Rules/Policy. 
  • Claims for travel prior to a new rate's effective date shall receive the prior rate.

Represented Employees and all Excluded Employees

Type​Reimbursement Rate Per Mile​
Personal Vehicle (approved business/travel expense)$0.535
Personal Vehicle (state-approved relocation)$0.17
Private Aircraft (per statute mile)*$1.15

*Unless otherwise stated in the applicable MOU, the personal aircraft mileage reimbursement rate is $1.15 per statute mile.

Mileage Reimbursement covers:

  • Gasoline
  • The cost of maintenance (oil, lube, routine maintenance)
  • Insurance (liability, damage, comprehensive and collision coverage)
  • Licensing and registration
  • Depreciation and all other costs associated with operation of the vehicle
  Updated: 1/19/2017
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