In the wake of the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City, the Office of the Richmond County Public Administrator will be operating under a temporary telework program. The health and safety of our staff and constituents is our top priority and we will be doing all we can to promote social distancing. This will include the closing of our physical office and taking all meetings and reports by phone.

The RCPA is committed to continuing the work that we perform to the greatest capacity that we can. Staff will be available during regular business hours and our messages and emails will be regularly monitored. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (718-876-7228) or by email ( should you need any assistance.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Edwina Frances Martin

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Unclaimed Funds
    The New York State Comptroller's Office holds billions of dollars in unclaimed funds from bank accounts, stocks and bonds, utility deposits, tax refunds, inheritances, etc.  To see if any of that money belongs to you and to submit a claim, go to the NY State Comptroller's website and select "Search for Unclaimed Funds Now."
Staten Island Ferry and Statue of Liberty

Staten Island Ferry and Statue of Liberty

Vendor Opportunities

    Get a list of the services required on behalf of estates administered by the Richmond County Public Administrator’s Office, and apply to become a provider.

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Historic Richmond Town

Historic Richmond Town

Estate Sales

    Find out about upcoming and past estate sales sponsored by the Richmond County Public Administrator’s Office.  Better yet, get on our e-mail list to be notified automatically.

Alice Austen House

Alice Austen House

Staten Island Museum

Staten Island Museum


    Download the forms necessary to notify the Public Administrator’s Office of a Death, to file a claim against an estate, etc.


Richmond County Public Administrator

The Public Administrator administers estates of deceased persons. There is a Public Administrator in every county in the City of New York. The Public Administrator's primary duty is to administer estates that would otherwise remain unadministered; to protect the decedent's property from waste, loss, or theft; to make appropriate burial arrangements when no close relative is available to make the decisions; to conduct thorough investigations to discover all assets; to liquidate assets at public sale or distribute assets to heirs; to pay the decedent's bills and taxes; and to locate persons entitled to inherit from the estate and ensure that the legal distributees receive their inheritance.

Learn more about the Richmond County Public Administrator
Download the Richmond County Public Administrator pamphlet

Estate Sales Information

There are no estate sales scheduled at present. Check back soon.

To learn about past events, visit the Estate Sales page.