Duties of the Public Administrator may include any or all of the following:

  • Make appropriate arrangements for the interment of the deceased person
  • Protect the descendant's property from waste, loss, or theft
  • Conduct thorough investigations to discover all assets and debts
  • Search for next-of-kin, or locate all persons entitled to inherit from the estate
  • When appropriate, petition the court for appointment as administrator of the estate and follow through with all of the duties of probate as set forth in the California Probate Code