Deceased County Resident Estate Administration

The Public Administrator investigates and may administer the estates of San Luis Obispo County residents who die under the following circumstances:

  • With no next of kin.
  • With no appropriate person willing or able to act as administrator.
  • When appointed by the court because of an extraordinary situation.

Basic Fees for services of the Public Administrator are set by California Probate Code:

Minimum fee $1,000
4% of the first $100,000
3% of the next $100,000
2% of the next $800,000
1% on anything over $1 million

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact the Public Administrator's Office at (805) 781-5835.