Public Conservator

About the Public Conservator’s Office

The Public Conservator’s Office (Public Conservator) investigates referrals for Lanterman-Petris Short (LPS) conservatorships to arrange placement and mental health treatment for adults:

  • Who are gravely disabled – meaning they are unable or unwilling to provide for basic food, shelter, and clothing needs – due to a mental health condition and are incapable of accepting voluntary treatment, and
  • Whose family or others are not able and willing to meet these personal needs. 

Licensed Mental Health Clinicians assess and make recommendations to the Court regarding the appropriateness of a temporary and/or permanent LPS conservatorship. These Licensed Mental Health Clinicians also perform clinical investigations and make recommendations to the Superior Court on a variety of issues that relate to conservatees.

Contacting the Public Conservator

Public Conservator can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, by calling (858) 694-3500. You can also contact us through this form.

The Office of the Public Conservator has relocated to the Behavioral Health Services Administration building and is now located at:

3255 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 858-694-3500
Fax: 858-799-0801

Reestablish Private Conservatorship

To continue private conservatorship beyond the expiration date, you must complete the packet.  Click here to download a copy of the packet and instructions.