Kern County Aging & Adult Services

Public Guardian (Probate Conservatorship)

Description/Services Provided

Public Guardian provides Probate Conservatorship services when a conservatorship or guardianship is required and there is no one else willing or qualified to serve as conservator (Probate Code 2920).

Services provided by the Public Guardian include:

  • Investigation into the appropriateness of the Public Guardian filing a petition for Probate Conservatorship
  • Case management services for appointed conservatees
  • Estate management services for appointed conservatees
  • Informed consent for placement and medical treatment of appointed conservatees
  • Complete responsibility for protecting appointed conservatees and/or their assets

Referral

To make a referral for investigation by the Public Guardian, please complete the Public Guardian Referral Form and forward it to:

publicguardian@kerncounty.com or FAX to (661) 247-8401

Address: Kern County Aging and Adult Services
5357 Truxtun Ave. (just east of Mohawk)
Bakersfield, CA 93309
ATTN: Public Guardian
Map/Directions
Phone: (661) 868-1010
Toll Free: (800) 277-7866
FAX: (661) 247-8401
Email: publicguardian@kerncounty.com
Program Director: Jeremy Oliver  (661) 868-1034
Program Supervisor: Johnny Cheatwood  (661) 868-1011

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