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What is the Public Administrator?

There is an Office of the Public Administrator for each county in the City of New York. The Public Administrator's primary job is to administer estates that would otherwise remain un-administered; to protect the decedent's property from loss or theft; make appropriate burial arrangements when no close relative is available to make the decisions; conduct thorough investigations to discover all assets; liquidate assets at public sale and distribute assets to heirs; pay the decedent's bills and taxes; and to find persons entitled to inherit from the estate and to make sure that the legal distributees receive their inheritance.

Periodically, the Public Administrator will hold auctions of estate real property and/or personal property. Check with each office for auction schedules.

Public Administrator of Kings County

360 Adams Street, Room 144

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Telephone: (718)643-3032

Fax: (718) 522-4475

Public Administrator of Queens County

88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Room 61

Jamaica, NY 11435

Telephone: (718)520–3710

Fax: (718)526–5043


Public Administrator of New York County (Manhattan)

31 Chambers Street, Room 311

New York, NY 10007

Telephone: (212)788-8430

Public Administrator of Bronx County

851 Grand Concourse, Suite 336

Bronx, NY 10451

Telephone: (718)293-7660

Public Administrator of Richmond County

130 Stuyvesant Place

Staten Island, NY 10301

Telephone: (718)876-7228

Public Administrator of Nassau County

240 Old Country Road, Room 603

Mineola, NY 11501

Telephone: (516)571-5911

Public Administrator of Suffolk County

300 Center Drive

Riverhead NY 11901

Telephone: (631)852-1753

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Garden City, NY 11530

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