The Office of the Public Trustee/Official Receiver is headed by the Public Trustee/Official Receiver and is primarily responsible for the administration of the estates of deceased persons. The Public Trustee/Official Receiver may also undertake to do the following:
- act as the executor or administrator of a will;
- act as the guardian or receiver of the property of a minor or person under disability; and
- take possession of and administer the estate of any person who is absent from Guyana and who is not fully represented by an Attorney in Guyana and who has left debts unpaid.
The Public Trustee/Official Receiver also manages trusts and administers entities in liquidation pursuant to the provisions of the Insolvency Act, Cap. 12:21.
Additionally, the Office of the Public Trustee/Official Receiver facilitates the payment of monetary judgments and costs awarded by the Court against the State.