Last Date Updated: October 21, 2011


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The Fort Sam Houston Admin & Civil Law Division

Phone: 210-221.2373
Fax: 210-221.2777
DSN: 471.2372

Mailing Address:
2271 Reynolds Rd.
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Page Title= Administrative and Civil Law

Welcome to the ARNORTH & Fort Sam Houston Staff Judge Advocate, Administrative and Civil Law Division, Real Estate Reimbursement Request webpage.

Effective 1 October 2011, the Administrative and Civil Law Division implemented a new procedure to conduct the legal review of all Real Estate Reimbursement Packets..   Employees will now file their requests directly with their activity's Approving Authority (AA).   Requests must be submitted by the Approving Authority to  The change in processing has been implemented to improve efficiency, eliminate the time employees spend away from the work place, and will result in substantially reduced processing times of employee requests. 

In order to file a real estate reimbursement request, please download and review a copy of our September 2011ARNORTH FSH RER Guide. All prior guides are not current and should not be used to file your request. (*Note - you must be currently residing and commuting daily from your new permanent residence prior to filing your request.)   The request guide will provide you with detailed information on how to file your reimbursement request with your command as well as other useful information about the real estate reimbursement program.

You are also advised that the information contained in the ARNORTH &  Fort Sam Houston Real Estate Reimbursement Guide is general guidance to assist you in the process of presenting your real estate reimbursement request. This guide is in constant evolution. As new laws, regulations and opinions by  the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals are published we will update the guide.

Please ensure that all requested expenses are annotated on the itemized worksheet regardless of where it is placed on the DD Form 1705.  The itemization will assist in making sure that every expense claimed is properly reviewed to determine if it is reimbursable

For additional information or inquiries about real estate entitlements, you may contact DFAS, Permanent Travel Customer Service at 1-800-756-4571, Option 3, then Option 0,or review the DFAS Handbook for Civilian Permanent Travel Officials located below. If, after speaking with DFAS, you have additional questions, you must complete, sign and email the FSH Request for Information Form (below) to Questions submitted without this form will not be reviewed.

SA Resources   

ARNORTH Fort Sam Houston Real Estate Reimbursement Guide (September 2011)
FSH Request for Review of Reasonable Charges Form
FSH Itemized Worksheet-DD Form 1705 Claims Form
Reconsideration and Appeals
FSH Request for Assistance Form   


DD Form 1705, Reimbursement for Real Estate Sale and/or Purchase Closing Cost Expenses

DD Form 1351-2, Travel Voucher or Subvoucher

Sources of Law

Joint Travel Regulation - Volume 2

41 CFR Part 302

Federal Travel Regulations

5 USC 5724a

Comptroller General

General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

DFAS Resources

DFAS Handbook Book for Civilian Permanent Duty Travel  (January 2010)

DFAS Permanent Travel Section Website  

Defense Travel Regulations


HUD Resources

HUD-1 Form  

HUD-1 Form Instructions  




OGE 450 Filers - In order to ensure 100% ON-TIME COMPLIANCE the deadline for filing the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) for all ASA and ARNORTH filers is 11 FEBRUARY 2014. The deadline for filing is mandatory
unless an extension is granted by an ethics counselor, IAW JER, par. 7-303(c).

Requests for extensions shall be submitted in writing (e-mail suffices) to Ms. Maribel Mercado, Mr. Young J. Park or Mr. John K. Weis by 11 FEBRUARY 2014.

Late filing of confidential reports will be handled administratively.

Real Estate Reimbursement: (RER): Civilian employees who have questions about the processing of RER claims please click here to get information on our real estate reimbursements web page, or contact us at 210-221-2373.


Questions about Ethics:  Click here for information on our Ethics web page.


Units or Directorates that require ethics training:  Please call 210-221-2373 for scheduling.


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