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

Verrazano Bridge

Welcome to the Richmond County Public Administrator Web site

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.

    Go to the list...

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

Fundraiser for the benefit of The Foundation for Dignity

Supporting the Richmond County Burial Program, administered by the Richmond County Public Administrator.

Where: The Historic Old Bermuda Inn Veterans Road West, Staten Island, NY 10309

When: September 20, 2023 - Wednesday

Time: 6:30 PM

Cost: 60$ per prepaid ticket (including dinnger & bingo card)

For ticket contact - Helen via text at 917-921-3226

RSVP: September 10, 2023

Estate Sales Information

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