State Financial Information
The Fiscal Management Division is responsible for preparing and providing budget information for the state, and ensuring that the financial information is transparent and accessible.
The state budget embodies policy decisions and spending priorities for North Dakota's state government. It serves as a statewide financial plan on state services. North Dakota has a biennial (24-month) budget that runs form July 1 of odd numbered years through June 30 of the next odd numbered year. The Fiscal Management division's budget staff, along with the Governor and his senior staff, formulate the Governor's budget recommendations that are presented to the Legislature prior to the start of each legislative session.
In 2009, legislation was passed that directed OMB to provide a searchable database of financial information for ND state government and higher education. This financial information is available from July 1, 2007 to present. The financial data is updated on a monthly basis (generally around the middle of the month, for the previous month that just ended). The exception is for the month of June, which is the state fiscal year end. This data is not updated until the end of July.
The Bank of North Dakota, ND Mill & Elevator, Roughrider Industries and ND Housing & Finance agencies are not included in the database. These agencies have unique accounting requirements and use accounting systems other than the state’s PeopleSoft Enterprise Resource Planning System, which is used by all other state agencies and higher education.
The 2013 Legislature passed legislation that stated political subdivisions may submit their approved annual budgets to OMB for publication on their website. These political subdivision budgets are broken down into three categories--county, city and other. Currently, OMB has only received budget information from some counties, as listed on the Transparency Information webpage.