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Public Administration

DecorativeAda 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.

Probate is the court process by which the estate (accounting for all assets, resolving all claims, and distributing of money in excess of administration costs) of an individual is administered.? The Treasurer obtains “status”, as Public Administrator, through a Courts filing at 60 days after death.? In most cases, Ada County cremates all Public Administration individuals.


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.

The Treasurer, at her sole discretion and in her capacity as ex-officio Public Administrator of the Estate, shall have the authority to accept any official offer for the purchase of said assets. In addition, she further reserves the right to reject any and all official offers, as well as, waive certain fees, etc.

In order to obtain appropriate counsel regarding applicable state and local laws and/or other legal obligations/considerations associated with the purchase of referenced assets, prospective buyers are encouraged to meet with an attorney.

Public Administration assets are subject to the terms and conditions provided within the purchase agreement. Listed below are examples of some of the terms and conditions required:

  1. The buyer would be solely responsible for all costs associated with the move and relocation of said property. In addition, the buyer would be likewise responsible for any and all damages incurred during the removal of the assets from its storage location;
  2. Ada County, the Ada County Treasurer’s Office, as well as, Elizabeth Mahn, Treasurer and ex officio Public Administrator for the Estate make no representations or guarantees with respect to the overall condition or working order of the property or contents of the property being sold. In addition, the property being sold is untested and being offered for sale “AS IS” and “WHERE IS” with no express or implied warranties or representations; and
  3. All transfer fees and taxes, registration fees, relocation of property expenses, title fees, licensing fees, etc. shall be the sole responsibility of the Buyer. Buyer has seven (7) business days to complete transfer of title, deed, registration, etc.