Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)

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


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Welcome to the inaugural publication of
"Tracking Your Tax Dollars: A Guide to St. Johns County’s Finances"
Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)


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Brandon J. Patty

Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

Appointed in December 2019 by Governor Ron DeSantis and elected in 2020, Brandon Patty serves as clerk of the circuit court and comptroller for St. Johns County. In this role, he manages a $7.5 million budget and a staff of 100 responsible for more than 1,000 constitutional and regulatory duties – everything from maintaining court records to issuing passports and marriage licenses. Since his appointment, Patty has reinforced the office’s focus on providing superior customer service, serving as auditor and custodian of county funds, maintaining county records and partnering with the court system on behalf of all St. Johns County residents.

Patty brings significant leadership and management experience from the private sector and the military to his role as clerk of court and comptroller. In addition to serving most recently as director of operations for St. Augustine-based Defenshield, he worked with some of America’s largest companies as a consultant for Deloitte. Previously, he served as a special assistant to Gov. Jeb Bush and as policy director for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

A lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Patty has served on active duty at the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office in Washington, DC and in the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He currently serves as an Information Warfare Officer at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

Patty is a second-generation Floridian and the first member of his family to graduate from college, earning a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

He resides in St. Augustine with his wife Brittney and their two sons, Graham and Mason.

Clerk Patty can be reached at 904-819-3601 or clerk@stjohnsclerk.com.