HOW DO I?
Published on November 15, 2016. Last modified on December 15, 2017
The Public Administrator takes control and safeguards all property subject to loss, injury, waste, or misappropriation of Monterey County residents who are deceased without leaving a will or apparent heirs. As the public administrator, we secure the property if a person dies in Monterey County and a relative or other appropriate person is not immediately available to claim it. We also protect the assets and manage the affairs of the deceased residents of Monterey County, who at the time of death, left no known heirs, no will, no named executor or when there is not a qualified person willing to assume the responsibility.