Public service residence allowance
Verified 01 July 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)
If you are a public official, your remuneration includes a residency allowance.
The amount varies according to your local authority.
We present you with the information you need to know.
The residence allowance was introduced in the public service to take into account variations in the cost of living according to geographical areas.
The communes of France are classified as 3 areas.
For each zone there is a percentage of the gross index treatment:
- Area 1: 3%
- Area 2: 1%
- Area 3: 0%
The residence allowance is obligatory paid to any public official, official or contractor, posted in a municipality giving entitlement to a residence allowance equal to 1% or 3% of its gross index treatment.
In a couple of public officials, the two members of the couple receive the residence allowance.
The residence allowance shall be equal to 1% or 3% of your raw index treatment.
The percentage depends on the municipality in which you actually perform your duties. You are not employed by the municipality of the administrative office.
The amount of the residence allowance may not be less than the amount of the residence allowance corresponding to the index plus 361, namely:
- €53.31 in zone 1
- €17.77 in zone 2
The amount of the monthly salary and the residence allowance is determined by ignoring the thousandths of euro.
If you are posted to a municipality within a multi-communal urban agglomeration, you will benefit from the highest percentage applicable within the agglomeration.
If you work within the boundaries of a new agglomeration, you will receive the highest percentage applicable within the agglomeration.
The residence allowance is paid monthly as the index salary.
It evolves in the same proportions as index treatment.
Thus, in the case of part-time, it is reduced in the same proportions as the index treatment.
On the other hand, the residence allowance is paid in full when you are on sick leave with half-pay.
If you get a new index enhancement (NBI), the NBI is in addition to the index salary for the calculation of your residence allowance.
If you are remunerated on the basis of the index plus 387 and receive an NBI of 10 points, your residence allowance is calculated on the basis of the index salary corresponding to the index plus 397.
- Civil Service Code: Article L115-1
- Civil Service Code: Article L712-1
- Civil Service Code: Articles L712-7 to L712-13Articles L712-7 and L712-13
- Civil Service Code: Articles L822-1 to L822-5Article L822-3
- Civil Service Code: Articles L822-6 to L822-11Article L822-8
- Civil Service Code: Articles L822-12 to L822-17Article L822-15
- Decree No. 82-1105 of 23 December 1982 on public service indices
- Decree No. 85-1148 of 24 October 1985 on the remuneration of staff of the three public servicesArticles 9 and 9a
- Decree No. 93-522 of 26 March 1993 on the conditions for implementing the NBI in the EPFArticle 3
- Decree No. 93-863 of 18 June 1993 on the conditions for implementing the NBI in the FPTArticle 3
- Decree No. 94-139 of 14 February 1994 on the conditions of implementation of the NBI in the FPHArticle 3
- Classification of municipalities into 3 zones (PDF - 126.3 KB)Ministry of Public Service
- Base of urban unitsNational Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE)