ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Sept. 21, 2021 — St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Brandon J. Patty today presented the inaugural publication of “Tracking Your Tax Dollars: A Guide to St. Johns County’s Finances” to the Board of County Commissioners.
Known officially as the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), the easy-to-understand booklet features highlights from the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The PAFR illustrates St Johns County’s current financial and includes how your tax dollars are collected and spent. While the comprehensive report is a 400-plus-page accounting of the county’s fiscal year 2019-2020 budget and finances, the PAFR is designed to be straightforward and comprehensible for the general public and others without a background in public finance.
“The inaugural PAFR’s release presents St. Johns County’s financial picture in quick snapshots showing how your tax dollars are collected and spent, as well as trends on demographics, housing, taxes and more,” Patty said. “Informed residents are engaged residents, and this reader-friendly summary offers transparency and greater accountability of our county government’s finances to the public.”
The 18-page PAFR is accessible online by clicking here. A limited number of printed copies will be available later this month at the St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Richard O. Watson Judicial Center, 4010 Lewis Speedway, in St. Augustine.
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report includes the financial statements for the Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of the Court, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector. The full report is available online by clicking here.