Expenses for travel within the state must be reimbursed at the following rates for each quarter of any twenty-four hour period:
a. First quarter is from six a.m. to twelve noon and the sum must be $6.00. First quarter reimbursement may not be made if travel began after seven a.m.
b. Second quarter is from twelve noon to six p.m. and the sum must be $9.00.
c. Third quarter is from six p.m. to twelve midnight and the sum must be $15.00.
d. Fourth quarter is from twelve midnight to six a.m. and the sum must be the actual lodging expenses not to exceed an amount established by policy by the director of the office of management and budget plus any additional state or local taxes. Political subdivisions may reimburse their officials and employees for actual lodging expenses beyond the state rate if they have the required lodging receipt.
The allowance for out-of-state meals is based on a per diem rate for that particular city. The allowance for lodging outside the state must be the actual lodging expense.
Reimbursement is allowed only for overnight travel, or other travel, away from the normal place of employment, for four hours or more. Verification of expenses by receipt is required only for lodging expenses. (NDCC 44-08-04)
Most cities follow the state mileage reimbursement rates for use of personal vehicle when traveling for city business. That rate is set by rules established by the director of the office of management and budget. (NDCC 54-06-09)