What are my purchasing card limits?

Typical limits are below. However, limits may vary by department and cardholder.

Goods & Services

  • Maximum value of one transaction: $5,000 including shipping, handling, and special charges
  • Maximum total of purchases per cycle (16th of the month to the 15th of the following month): $18,000

Travel & Event Expenses 

  • Maximum value of one transaction: $3,000 including taxes, gratuities, and service fees
  • Maximum total purchases per cycle (16th of the month through the 15th of the following month): $20,000


There is no limit on the number of transactions, only on the dollar amount (dollar volume).

  • Goods and authorized services up to and including $5,000 per transaction (including delivery, shipping, or special handling), and/or
  • Travel and group meal/meeting expenditures up to $3,000 per transaction (including applicable taxes, fees, and gratuities)