Public Guardian Conservator & LPS
Protecting vulnerable individuals who are unable to protect themselves
Protecting, administering, and distributing decedent estates
The Public Administrator (PA) is a legally mandated office of Alameda County government. It serves as a fiduciary capacity to distribute the assets of estates of county residents who have passed away and no personal representative has been appointed as administrator.
The Public Administrator's Office gets involved when there is no one else with higher authority to act. It investigates and may administer estates when an Alameda County resident has:
Referrals to the Public Administrator are usually received from governmental agencies, the Probate Court, mortuaries, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, creditors of the estate, or family members.
For more information or to make a referral, call 510-577-3539.
Our staff performs exhaustive searches for next-of-kin and heirs, including international searches for relatives in countries ranging from Germany to North Korea.