Unknown Heirs

When a San Francisco resident dies and there are no family members able or willing to take care of the affairs, the Office of the Public Administrator will manage the estate.  Monies deposited with the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector by the Public Administrator for which no heirs or beneficiaries have been identified. 

If you have a valid claim for any of the Absent or Unknown Heirs Funds listed below, submit the claim form provided on this website, along with supporting documentation to the following address:

Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector
Attn: Treasury Accounting, Unknown Heirs Section
#1 Dr. Carlton Goodlet Place
City Hall, Room 140
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel. 415-554-7354

If the funds remain unclaimed three years after publication with the San Francisco Treasurer & Tax Collector's Office, the funds will be transferred to the to the account of the San Francisco Treasurer & Tax Collector's Office.

Unknown Heirs List  (pdf)

Claim to Decedent's Estate (pdf)



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