What We Do

Roy Given, Department of Finance

The Public Administrator manages estates and makes final arrangements for Marin County residents who die without a will or any known relatives able or willing to act on the decedent's behalf to manage and resolve the estate. Working through appropriate methods of probate, the Public Administrator manages the estate until proper distribution is completed.

The Public Administrator is legally mandated to serve in a fiduciary capacity to provide professional estate management services to county residents. Our office maintains the services of Marin County Counsel, who are experienced in the practice of Probate law. The powers of the Public Administrator are mandated by the Probate Code of the State of California. (Cal Prob Code § 7600 et. seq.).