St. Johns County Clerk of Court recognized in Best Practices Excellence Program


St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Brandon J. Patty and his team has been recognized by Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) for completing the association’s Best Practices Excellence Program and receiving Recognition of Excellence certificates in all categories.

Florida’s clerks and comptrollers have collaborated on best practices for more than 14 years. The Best Practices Excellence Program was established last year as an opportunity for clerks to receive recognition for completing assessments that evaluate acceptance of certain best practices.

“Best practices are helping clerks across the state achieve more efficient ways to complete our vast, complex mission,” said Patty. “I congratulate my team of dedicated and committed public servants here at the St. Johns County Clerk’s office for being relentless in completing our mission as efficiently and effectively as possible and achieving this notable distinction.”

Of the 68 clerks and comptrollers statewide, 55 offices participated in the Best Practices Excellence Program.

Patty was among 30 clerks and comptrollers receiving Recognition of Excellence certificates in every category that applied to their designated office. Categories are:

  • Eviction
  • Evidence Storage and Destruction
  • Public Records Requests
  • Requests to Redact Exempt Personal Information
  • Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult Injunction
  • Bail Bonds
  • Compliance Services
  • Confidential Judicial Records
  • Guardianship Audits
  • Marriage License
  • Recording Fundamentals
  • Service of Documents by Clerks for Pro Se Litigants

“In the second year of our FCCC Best Practices Excellence Program, we aimed to expand the program with categories that captured additional local processes that were customer-centric and applicable across offices of varying sizes and resources,” said 2021-2022 FCCC President and Manatee County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Angelina “Angel” Colonneso. “We continue to be inspired by the reception of and participation in this program by clerks and comptrollers committed to improving efficiency and collaboration with our justice partners and providing better services to constituents. I’m proud to honor my fellow colleagues with these recognitions and thank them for their hard work.”