Probate Sections 216 and 9202: Inmate Inheritance

Effective January 1, 2006, Probate Code § 216 & 9202 requires estate attorneys, beneficiaries, and personal representatives to inform the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board (VCGCB) when a deceased person has an heir who is incarcerated, no later than 90 days after the date of death.

In compliance with Probate Code § 216 & 9202, please complete the Inmate Inheritance Notification Form

You may submit the notification form and decedent's death certificate electronically to or by mail to:

Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board
Revenue Recovery Section
P.O. Box 1348
Sacramento, CA 95812-1348

For questions, please contact the Revenue Recovery Section at (916) 491-3766.