In response to the increase in cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City, the Public Administrator of New York County is following strategies and measures recommended by the CDC and Public Health Department, and the actions taken by the New York State Unified Court at the Surrogate's Court building located at 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007 to implement social distancing. As of March 18th, 2020 and until further notice, our office located at 31 Chambers Street, Room 311, New York, NY 10007 will have no walk in access. However, our office operations will remain open with a very limited staff. Please contact our office by phone at (212) 788-8430 if you require any assistance. Phone messages will be regularly monitored and all calls will be returned as soon as possible. We thank you in advance for your understanding and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
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Public Administrator
    The Public Administrator is an agency of the City of New York. Each borough of the City of New York has its own Public Administrator. The Public Administrator of the County of New York administers the estates of people who die when no one else is eligible or willing to administer the estate. Learn more about the New York County Public Administrator

New York County Public Administrator

The Public Administrator is an agency of the City of New York. Each borough of the City of New York has its own Public Administrator. The Public Administrator of the County of New York administers the estates of New York County residents who die without a will and no one else is eligible or willing to administer the estates.   

The Public Administrator’s primary duties include collecting and distributing the assets of the deceased person, arranging appropriate funerals, and administering estates that would otherwise remain un-administered. The agency is primarily charged with protecting the assets of any estate it is administering.

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Dahlia Damas
Public Administrator
 


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Counsel
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Counsel