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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About Us

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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FY2025 Budget Process

On April 22, 2024, the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (E&A) made up of the Mayor, the Comptroller, and the President of the Board of Aldermen approved the proposed budget for FY25 and recommended and submitted the budget to the Board of Aldermen (BOA) for adoption. 

The budget was introduced as Board Bill No. 1 on April 26, 2024. During the months of May and June, the Budget and Public Employees Committee of the Board of Aldermen held  hearings on the budget to hear from various City departments as well as public hearings to hear from the general public.  The Budget and Public Employees considered a number of amendments to the budget, including additions and reductions.  As amendments recommending increases require approval by the Board of E&A, the committee submitted its amendments to the Board of E&A for consideration.  The Board of E&A approved these amendments with some variations and the final set of amendments  was then approved by the Budget Committee and incorporated into the proposed budget.  The full Board of Aldermen adopted the budget at its meeting on June 28, 2024 and it became effective immediately upon the Mayor's signature.

The FY 2025 Annual Operating Plan may be viewed here.


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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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