Office Currently Closed to the General Public
In the interest of helping to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the office of the Richmond County Public Administrator is currently closed to the general public. However, our programs and services remain OPEN. We recognize that these are challenging times and we appreciate your understanding. For more information, please call our office at 718-876-7228 or review our website www.nyc.gov/RCPA.
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.
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.
Get information about the burials we’ve arranged for Staten Island residents, including accurate grave locations. Learn why it’s important that all Staten Islanders receive a dignified burial here on Staten Island.
Download the forms necessary to notify the Public Administrator’s Office of a Death, to file a claim against an estate, etc.
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
The Office of the Richmond County Public Administrator, the Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. & The Barrow Law Group invite you to attend:
Pre-Planning 102–Estate Planning & The Role of Trusts
Monday, May 9th @ 7:00pm
Who will make your health care decisions if you’re unable?
Who will receive your property after your death?
This FREE, virtual program is designed to help you learn more about your options to ensure that your choices are carried out after you are incapacitated or pass away.
This virtual event is FREE and open to the public, but REGISTRATION is required; to register visit www.dstsialumnae.org.
Please contact MayWeek@dstsialumnae.org with any questions regarding this virtual seminar.
Join us Monday, November 15th, for a Digital Tribute premiering live at 7PM EDT on the Richmond County Public Administrator’s Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/richmondcountypa.
The Office of the Richmond County Public Administrator in connection with The Foundation for Dignity, Ltd., will be honoring:
Commissioner Kearney served as Staten Island’s Public Administrator for more than 20 years, from 1974 to 1996. He was known for his efforts in community causes as a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a board member of the Staten Island Zoo, and many, many more organizations.
You too can continue on this legacy for caring, by supporting and taking care of the Lost, the Least and the Left Behind!
Electronic donations may be made via PayPal on the Foundation for Dignity website, www.thefoundationfordignity.org (PayPal link at bottom of homepage) or by check payable to: The Foundation for Dignity, 343 Jefferson Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10312.
To learn about past events, visit the Estate Sales page.