Update October 1, 2020:


The Courthouse where the Office of the Public Administrator is located continues to be closed to the public above the first floor.


Documents for the Public Administrator can be mailed or placed in a drop box in the lobby of the Supreme Court Building located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435 or by email to mail@queenscountypa.com or by fax to 718-526-5043.


Our phones are monitored. You can leave a message at 718-526-5037. 


We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times.


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Notice: Pursuant to IRS Guidelines, IRS form 8300 will be issued for all cash transactions totalling more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).


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What is the 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 property from waste, loss or theft; make appropriate burial arrangements when no close relative is available to make the decisions; conduct thorough investigations to discover all assets; liquidate assets at public sale or distribute assets to heirs; 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.

The Public Administrator handles estates in several instances, including but not limited to, the following:

  • when no one else is available to handle the estate
  • whenever there are no known heirs
  • when the executor or administrator of an estate becomes ill, dies, is convicted of a felony or otherwise disqualified from serving while administering an estate and no one else is available

To complete this process, the Public Administrator must sometimes employ accountants, auctioneers and others to assist. An administrator must inventory the property of the decedent; pay taxes, make funeral arrangements and pay the funeral bill and other debts and claims; and sell such of the decedent’s property as is necessary to accomplish this end. At times, the Public Administrator must defend the estate and bring lawsuits to resolve civil difficulties.

The Office of the Queens County Public Administrator is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Lois M. Rosenblatt, Esq.

Public Administrator

Susan B. Brown

Deputy Public Administrator

Gerard J. Sweeney, Esq.


Effective Immediately :

The Supreme Court Building located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY is closed until further notice. The Public Administrator's Office is teleworking. Please contact us by email at mail@queenscountypa.com. Our telephone number is 718- 526-5037. DO NOT FAX as there will be no one to receive the fax transmission. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times.