OCDA’s Public Administrator’s Office to showcase six home for auction

The Orange County District Attorney-Public Administrator’s Office will hold its first live property auction since 2016, auctioning off six probate residential properties at the District Attorney’s Office, 401 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m. for bidder registration. Bidders are required to bring a $10,000 cashier’s check in order to be able to bid on one of the properties.

Photos, videos and details of the properties to be auctioned off can be viewed on the Public Administrator website.

Public Auction of Public Administrator Properties
March 30, 2019
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701


Open houses will be conducted for prospective bidders to view the homes prior to auction two days prior to the auction date. The properties will be open to viewing on March 27-28, 2019, during the hours of 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Please contact the Public Administrator’s Office at 714-834-6152 to confirm list and times properties are open to viewing. Prospective bidders are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to examine and inspect the conditions. Properties will be sold as-is.

The Orange County District Attorney-Public Administrator is appointed by the court to act as administrator of decedent estates when no qualified person can be appointed, for a variety of reasons. The administration process consists of marshalling and liquidating assets belonging to the estate and carrying out the terms of any will or intestate succession. The value from sale of estate assets does not go to the State of California, but instead goes to the legal heirs and creditors of a decedent. It is extremely rare that someone has no heirs and that the value of their estate “escheats” to the state. It is not uncommon that heirs are eventually found who may be distant relations of the deceased.

Bidder instruction and disclosure documents are available for download on the District Attorney/Public Administrator website. For additional information please contact Matt George, Property Manager at [email protected].

This article was released by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.