Categories Of Estates Handled By The Public Administrator
Estates not exceeding $30,000.00 in value. The Public Administrator may act without court authorization to marshal and distribute the assets of these estates pursuant to Surrogates Court Procedure Act.
Estates valued at $30,000.01 and above. The Public Administrator may act after receiving Letters of Administration.
Small Estates under $30,000 are closed by informal accountings to the interested parties.
Formal Estates $30,000 and over are closed by judicial accounting. Notice is given to all interested parties and submitted to the Surrogate for court approval.