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Yolo County Sheriff's Office

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Public Administrator

What is the role of the Public Administrator?

The Public Administrator may handle the estates of those who die in Yolo County without next of kin in California, without a Will, when the family is unable to act, or when ordered by the Court.

The Public Administrator’s duties include:

  • Protecting decedent’s property from waste, loss or theft
  • Making appropriate arrangements for burial
  • Conducting investigations to discover all decedent estate assets
  • Paying the decedent’s bills and taxes
  • Locating persons entitled to inherit from the decedent estate and ensure that these persons receive their inheritance

The Public Administrator also provides burial/cremation services for indigent decedents who are residents of Yolo County.

YCSO-PA Indigent Referral Form 2017