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. 

FY2020 Budget

As Adopted by the Board of Aldermen June 28, 2019. 

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FY2020 Budget Process

On June 28, 2019, the full Board of Aldermen approved the FY2020 budget for the City of St. Louis. It goes into effect July 1, 2019.   

The approval of the budget is final step in a months-long process to approve the budget for fiscal year 2020. The budget was proposed to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (E&A), made up of the Mayor, the Comptroller and the President of the Board of Aldermen (BOA) on April 16, 2019. E&A reviewed the budget, held hearings with departments and conducted a public hearing for citizens. The budget was then presented to the Ways and Means Committee of the BOA on May 1, 2019 after the vote out. Ways and Means conducted public hearings in May and June on each segment of the budget prior to taking any action. Ways and Means submitted a list of proposed changes to the Board of E&A for its consideration in June. After E&A approval, the proposed budget was reviewed and considered by the entire BOA. 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. The full BOA approved the budget and it was signed by the Mayor on June 28, 2019. 

The FY 2020 Annual Operating Plan as Adopted may be seen on our "Documents" page or by clicking on the thumbnail image of the FY20 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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