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Sonoma County Public Administrator records, 1927-1962
SCG.00072  
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Description
This collection contains records of the Sonoma County Public Administrator.
Background
The Public Administrator, currently an office under Sonoma County Human Services, investigates referrals from a designated agency or person regarding personal decision-making, possessions and assets of adult Sonoma County residents who:
  • have died without a will or trust stating how their assets should be distributed or, there is no other person willing or able to act, or
  • may, as a result of a mental illness or inability to make decisions in their own best interests, require a conservator to manage their personal decision-making or financial affairs.
  • If the investigation shows the need for Sonoma County action, then a petition is filed with the California Superior Court in Sonoma County requesting staff have the authority to act as the administrator of the adult’s estate, or to act as the conservator of the impaired adult’s person and/or estate.
    Extent
    2 volumes
    Restrictions
    Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.
    Availability
    Materials stored offsite, but collection is open to research. In many cases, further details on individual volumes can be found by calling staff at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library. To view these materials, please call staff at to request they be brought from the Archives to the Library