Public Administrator

A Public Administrator is for the following types of estates:

  • The estates where no personal representative is appointed
  • The estates where there is no known heir
  • The estates ordered by the State of Idaho Human Resource Department


  • Makes an inventory of all estates taken into possession
  • Personal property of the deceased is liquidated
  • Pays funeral expenses, expenses of the last illness, administrative expenses, and creditors of the decedents if they file a claim
  • After a final settlement of estate, the public administrator sends the remaining funds to the State of Idaho, if there are no heirs or claimants