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Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF), Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC), the Office of the Oklahoma State Treasurer, and the Office of the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector.


Feb 7 – Session starts

Step 1 – Agencies Submit Budget Request (Oct-Dec)

The Oklahoma budget cycle begins on the agency level. Agencies determine what their financial needs are for the following fiscal year and file a formal Budget Request with the Office of State Finance by Oct. 1

Step 2 – Request Review by Office of State Finance

The OSF reviews each Budget Request and, with the Governor’s office, makes recommendations to the agency.

Step 3 – Funding Estimation Starts (Dec 24-Jan 1)

The State Board of Equalization determines the amount of funding available for appropriation. 

Step 4 – Governor Submits Budget (Due Feb 6)

Taking into account the OSF review of agency Budget Requests, the Governor’s must submit a balanced budget to the state legislature.

Step 5 – Funding Estimation Certified

Step 6 – House and Senate Appropriations Committees Begin Review of Agency Budget Requests (Feb-Apr)

Step 7 – Appropriations Committees Set Agency Budgets and Pass Appropriations Bills

Step 8 – Governor Considers Bills (May-June)

Step 9 – Governor Signs Bills


Office of State Finance

Oklahoma Tax Commission

Oklahoma State Treasurer

Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector

Oklahoma State Board of Equalization



Oct. 1 – Agency submits Budget Request


How the cycle works:

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