Budget Division

The Budget Division is responsible for the development and monitoring of the City's annual budget and operating plan.

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Phone: (314) 622-3514

1200 Market
City Hall, Room 419

8:00am - 5:00pm

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Paul W. Payne, Budget Director 

Thank you for visiting the Budget Division’s website.  Here you will find information regarding the City budget process, current and historical budget documents and other related links.  For a better understanding of how the City of St. Louis raises revenue and how those resources are employed to provide services to our residents and visitors, please take some time to review the most recent Annual Operating Plan. 

FY2019 Budget

As Proposed to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment April 18, 2018.

FY19 Annual Operating Plan as Proposed to E and A

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FY2019 Budget Process

On April 18, 2018, the FY2019 budget was presented to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (E&A) made up of the Mayor, the Comptroller and the President of the Board of Aldermen. The Board of E&A will review the proposed budget, hold hearings with departments and conduct a public hearing at which citizens can voice their concerns. Following the hearings, the Board of E&A will recommend changes to the proposed budget. The Board of E&A has to approve the proposed budget and pass it out to the Board of Aldermen (BOA) before May 1, 2018. The Ways and Means Committee of the BOA will hold public hearings on each segment of the proposed budget during May and June. The BOA may reduce the amount of any item in a budget bill, except amounts fixed by statute or ordinance obligations. The BOA may not increase any appropriation amount nor insert new items unless specifically approved by the Board of E&A. Ways and Means will submit a list of proposed changes to the Board of E&A for its consideration in June. After E&A approval, the proposed budget will be reviewed and considered by the entire BOA. If approved by the entire BOA and signed by the Mayor, it will go into effect July 1, 2018. Fiscal Year 2019 runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. 

The FY 2019 Budget as Proposed to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment may be seen on our "Documents" page or by clicking on the thumbnail image of the FY19 Annual Operating Plan in the middle of this page.



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Phone: (314) 622-3514

8:00am - 5:00pm

1200 Market , City Hall, Room 419
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

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