Our office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

Brandon J. Patty 
St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

4010 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, FL  32084
Tel: (904) 819-3600

The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to provide independent, objective auditing and investigative services to preserve the public trust in St Johns County.

The OIG has the authority and responsibility to conduct audits and investigations of all agencies funded by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), the Clerk of the Court and Comptroller (COC), and departments and contracting agencies under the County Administrator and to issue reports thereon.

The services listed herein and provided by the OIG promote efficiency and effectiveness and help identify opportunities for process improvement. The services are but are not limited to:

Audit ServicesAuditing of St. Johns County programs and operations.
Public Integrity Investigations Unit Review and investigation of all suspected inappropriate activity as defined in the COC’s Fraud Waste and Abuse Policy.
Guardianship ProgramAudits and investigations.
Fraud, Waste, & Abuse HotlineManagement of the St. Johns County hotline.
Tourist Development TaxAuditing and enforcement.

The Office of the Inspector General performs its work under the following recognized standards:

International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, (Auditing Standards), as promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). These Auditing Standards are part of the International Professional Practices Framework. This framework prescribes mandatory compliance with the Definition of Internal Auditing, Code of Ethics, and Auditing Standards.

Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General. These principles and standards foster and promote public accountability and integrity through policy, standardization of practices, ethics, professional development, and establishment of professional qualifications.

Inspectors General Standards Manual of the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. These standards are designed specifically for Florida law enforcement agencies and are recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.

Public Integrity Unit

Hotline: (866) 272-4351

SJC Clerk of Court & Comptroller
Attn: Inspector General/Public Integrity Unit
4010 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, FL 32084


St. Johns County Clerk of Court