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Public Administration

Ada County, on average, handles between 10 and 20 public administration cases a year.

An individual passes away “intestate” by not having a will and/or not having heirs or creditors who will step forward to probate the estate. The management of estates of “intestate” taxpayers of Ada County is found in Idaho Code, Title 14, Estates of Decedents.

Public Administration is the court process by which the estate  of an individual is administered (accounting for all assets, resolving all claims, and distributing of money in excess of administration costs).  The Treasurer obtains “status”, as Public Administrator through a Court filing 60 days after death. 

Current Estate Sales

The Ada County Treasurer’s Office contracts with Musick Auction to provide auction services and invites you to bid on items by visiting Meridian Public Auction’s Website. The Treasurer, in her capacity as ex-officio Public Administrator, is providing this asset for sale in accordance with Idaho Code Title 14 Estates of Decedents, Chapter 1 Public Administrators.