Public Administrator/Public Guardian Division
Public Administrator/Public Guardian/
2620 1st Ave.
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 831-883-7550
Fax: (831) 753-1436
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed Weekends and Holidays
Public Administrator/Public Guardian:
Welcome to the Website for the Monterey County Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Conservator Office. Our office insures the physical and financial safety of county residents who are unable to do so on thier own, or are deceased. The Superior Court determines whether a conservatorship or administrator of the estate should be established. The court process includes petitioning the court and notifying the proposed conservatee and his or her family of the proceedings. A conservatorship is only established as a last resort through a formal hearing. The Superior Court can appoint the Public Guardian as a conservator of the person only, estate only, or both person and estate. The Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Conservator conducts the official County investigation into cconservatorship matters and acts as the legally appointed Guardian, Administer, or Conservator for persons who meet the legal criteria.
The Public Administrator takes control and safeguards all property subject to loss, inury, waste, or misappropriation of Monterey County residents who died without leaving a will or apparent heirs.
The Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Conservator office can also act as a Representative Payee for Monterey County Residents who are incapable of managing their public entitlement benefits on their own behalf.
We, of the Monterey County Public Administrator/ Public Guardian Division, provide excellence in public service through our uncompromising belief in respect for life and dignity in death.
We are dedicated as a team to provide the highest level of service to our client populations whether they are alive or deceased; to provide protection of their property and finances and to assist and empower our client's families as they cope with matters often out of their control.
We believe that each person we serve has a basic right to quality in all stages of their life and in their death.