Department of Labor and Industry

Fee Schedule Conversion Factors

State of Montana Lodging Rates

Lodging Rate Increases for High Cost Areas
Effective October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011

In-State Lodging:
Effective October 1, 2010, the standard federal lodging rate for federal fiscal year 2011 (October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011) continues to be $77 per night.

The table below shows the rates for the State of Montana high cost areas listed on the federal GSA website. The lodging rate listed in the table applies to the entire county even if a particular city in that county is not listed. If a county is not listed, the federal standard rate of $77 should be used for that entire county.

Montana High Cost Areas by Counties

Maximum Lodging

Cities within listed counties include, but are not limited to:


(Oct 1 – May 31)
(June 1 – Aug 31)
(Sept 1 - Sept 30

$ 80

Big Sky
West Yellowstone

Silver Bow



Lewis and Clark



Missoula / Lake / Flathead

(Oct 1 – June 30)
(July 1 – Aug 30)
(Sept 1 - Sept 30)

$ 87
$ 87

These rates have been reduced from those allowed in the 2009/2010 fiscal year.

Seeley Lake

To find the county for a particular Montana city, visit the National Association of Counties’ website at:

NACO (National Association of Counties)

To find the GSA per diem rates overview for Montana, or any other state, please click on the following link:

Perdiem Rates Overview

Out-of-State Lodging:

The $77 per night rate also applies to out-of-state lodging unless the city is in a high cost area. The out-of-state high cost areas are available on the federal GSA website. If the city is not listed on this table but the county is, the lodging rate listed applies to the entire county. If neither the city nor the county in which the city is located are listed, then the federal standard rate of $77 should be used for that area.