If your property has previously submitted a HRA, it is still necessary to complete and submit an HRA through the on-line application process to participate with the State of Texas for the current contract term. The HRA varies somewhat from year to year with the addition and omission of information.
The STMP will not accept faxed or emailed HRA's. The STMP will only accept completed HRAs through the on-line application process.
There is no deadline for submitting a HRA. The online hotel registration system will be available in September through June 30, to secure an agreement with the State for the current fiscal year. Once the online hotel registration is open for renewals and new applications, you will log in at https://portal.cpa.state.tx.us/hotel/, complete the application and submit the HRA to be approved for the current fiscal year. At anytime during this timeframe, you may complete and submit the HRA and upon approval, your facility will be listed as an approved property.
If you have any questions regarding the Comptroller's taxpayer number, please call 800-252-1385. For questions regarding the Federal ID number, call your accountant.
If you have questions pertaining to the phone number for the Telecommunication Device for the Deaf, please call Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 512-407-3250.
Pursuant to the General Appropriations Act, state employees traveling may be reimbursed the actual cost of lodging, not to exceed federal travel rates set by the U.S. General Services Administration. For non-listed cities or counties in Texas, the reimbursement maximum shall not exceed $85.00. Please note: a state agency may set a reimbursement rate that is less than the maximum rate specified or have other varying policies.
In order to be awarded a contract with the state of Texas, your property must offer rates at or below current U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) federal per diem rates.
Travel reimbursement rates are located on our website.
At no point during the approved period may a State of Texas rate be increased. If you would like to lower your rates for the remaining of the fiscal year please send a written notification to the State Travel Management Program by email.
If your hotel is able to offer a lower rate at certain times of the fiscal year, but you do not want to commit the hotel to this rate all year, then you may want to list the State of Texas rates at the very minimal discount that is required and then check the Yes box that says "Ask about possible lower rates".
You will need to submit your highest contract rates to be charged during the contract term; then check the Yes box that says "Do you want travelers to ask about possible lower rates."
The approved rates established in the HRA are based on availability, meaning a first-come, first-served basis.
If your property was built or renovated in Texas after 1994 then your property must comply with the Texas Accessibility Standards. Property owners are required to file plans for new construction or renovation with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which inspects buildings and issues certifications of compliance for Texas properties. If you are a property in Texas and your hotel/motel was issued a certificate of compliance by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), you do not have to complete the entire ADA section of the HRA. For questions regarding the issuing of certifications, go to TDLR website or call 512-463-6599. Please remember, if you were not issued a certification of compliance, you must complete the entire ADA section.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.