The Public Administrator serves as a guardian and/or conservator for wards that are determined by the Probate Court to be incapacitated and/or disabled. As guardian of the person, the Public Administrator is responsible for the protectee's care, treatment, habilitation, support and maintenance. An incapacitated person is any person who is unable to provide there selves with food, clothing, healthcare or safety. As conservator, the Public Adminstrator' is responsible for taking possession of all the protectee's real and personal property, rents, income and profits from property, and proceeds from the sale, mortgage or lease of property. These are referred to as the protectee's estate. The Public Administrator also may serve as Personal Representative of an estate, if appointed by the County Probate Court.

​Phone: (573) 470-6540


      Debby Tepen
        Public Administrator