The Public Administrator’s Office is appointed by the Circuit Court, Probate Division, to serve in primarily 3 types of cases:
- Guardian and/or conservator for mentally disabled persons
- Personal representative of deceased estates
- Conservator of minor estates
The Public Administrator is appointed as a last resort, if no family or friends are available to serve in these cases.
It is also the duty of the Public Administrator to take charge if someone dies in the county leaving assets without family or a last will and testament.
Code of Ethics
The Public Administrator and staff follows the National Guardianship Association’s Code of Ethics (PDF).