About OSBM

State government must live within its means, just as North Carolina’s hardworking families do. The North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is tasked with delivering the highest quality statewide budgetary, management and information services to advise the Governor, state agencies and legislature on the most effective use of public resources.

A balanced budget is required by our Constitution and by principles of responsible governance. Over the 2015 to 2017 biennium, we will collect more than $43.7 billion from North Carolina citizens and businesses. In developing a budget, we keep in the forefront of mind that this is their money, not the state’s. Through the budget, it is our duty to ensure the most effective and efficient use of public resources. We must strive for the highest and best use of each dollar spent, or else return those dollars to the hardworking taxpayers who earned them.

Nothing compares to the exceptional quality of life and boundless opportunities in North Carolina. The state budget continues to invest in the long-term future of our great state.    


We deliver the highest quality state-wide budgetary, management, and information services by promoting and providing the most effective use of public resources, consistent with state law and the objectives of the administration.


We strive always to be the best budget office in the nation.

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