October 13, 2022 23:44 Updated Follow Yes, an open Purchase Order (PO) is a valid reason for encumbering fund. Related articles Are encumbrances required? Can payroll be encumbered? Do we need appropriation for Title IVD Incentive funds, Prosecutor and Clerk? Should Commissioners enter into a contract without appropriate appropriations and Is council forced to appropriate money to pay claims per contract? What do we do? Who may purchase from ICI Products?