of Bronx County
| WHAT IS THE| PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR
The Public Administrator is a New York City Agency. Each county has a Public Administrator.
The Public Administrator has a legally mandated duty to administer the estate of Bronx residents who have passed away, and where there is no personal representative available to be appointed by the Bronx Surrogate Court, to act as administrator of the estate.
The Public Administrator’s primary duty is to administer estates by conducting a thorough investigation to discover assets collecting and distributing the assets of the deceased person; protect the property from theft or loss; make appropriate burial arrangements; liquidating assets; pay outstanding bills and taxes; and to locate persons entitled to inherit from the estate and ensure that the legal distributes receive their inheritance.
Responsibilities of the | Public Administrator? |
The Public Administrator is a New York City Agency which administers estates of Bronx residents who die and:
- There is no close family member to act as the administrator,
- No one is willing to act as the administrator,
- Surrogate court appoints the Public Administrator to administer an estate
Matilde B. Sanchez, Esq.
Virna L. Crespo
Deputy Public Administrator
Hugh W. Campbell, Esq.