St. Louis County
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- * These budgets are controlled by the officers and offices listed even though not all expenses are incurred by the respective control officer.
- † 2013 expenditure information will be available in January, 2014. Learn more
Where's the money going?
Every year, St. Louis County budgets and spends more than $600 million to deliver a range of services falling within three categories: 1) county-wide services which are available on an equal basis to all residents of St. Louis County; 2) services to unincorporated areas; and 3) services to incorporated areas by contractual agreement. Major services provided by the County include: police protection; healthcare; environmental health; human service programs; public works; tax assessment; low income assistance programs; judicial and justice services; parks and recreation; election administration; and planning and zoning. These programs are funded through property and sales taxes, casino taxes, fees, etc.
This budget transparency tool was created to answer the question of “where does the money go?” If after reviewing this information you have additional questions about the St. Louis County budget, please contact the Budget Office at [email protected] or (314) 615-7046. You can also review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for more information. Check out the FAQ for more information.