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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Paul W. Payne, Budget Director

The Budget Division serves under the Board of Estimate and Apportionment and is responsible for the development and monitoring of the City's annual budget and operating plan.

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Information and resources provided to help the public understand the City's budget, finances, debt and expenditures.

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Budget Process

The budget process begins in the fall when the Budget Division issues a request for departmental revenue estimates.  The information submitted by the departments will be incorporated into the Budget Division's initial revenue estimate for the coming fiscal year.

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FY2023 Budget Process

On June 16, 2022, the full Board of Aldermen (BOA) adopted the FY2023 budget as amended. It was signed by the Mayor on June 29, 2022 and went into effect July 1, 2022. 

During May and June, the Ways and Means Committee of the BOA held public hearings on the various segments of the budget. Ways and Means considered a number of amendments to the budget, with any requested additions requiring approval from the Board of E&A. The Board of E&A considered those changes at its meeting in June in order for Ways and Means to then send the budget as amended the full BOA for final adoption. 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. If the BOA did not approve a budget by the beginning of the fiscal year, the proposed budget by the Board of E&A would have been deemed to have been approved by the BOA. 

The FY 2023 Annual Operating Plan may be seen on our "Budget Documents" page or by clicking on the thumbnail image of the FY23 Annual Operating Plan in the middle of this page.



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Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023

Capital Committee Meeting March 29,2023
Budget Division | Meeting | 10:00 AM

Contact Information

Email: budget-division@stlouis-mo.gov

Phone: (314) 622-3514

8:00am - 5:00pm

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

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