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 Email: mail@queenscountyPA.com 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