The Public Administrator for the County of Los Angeles has a competent staff of deputies to provide administration of the estates of decedents who were residents of Los Angeles County. The powers of the Public Administrator are mandated by the Probate Code of the State of California
The Public Administrator should be notified by anyone (mortuary, convalescent facility, hospital or private citizen) who has knowledge of an estate of a decedent under the following circumstances:
To report such an estate you may call the Investigation Unit of the Public Administrator's Office at (213) 974-0460 or TTY: (213) 628-4010. An investigator will be available to provide assistance in determining the need for the Public Administrator to administer the estate.