Please be advised that the mere presence of City staff is not an admission of liability.
We are present to investigate a situation which has been reported to us. If you or
your property has been damaged and, in your opinion, you believe the City may have
a responsibility to you; a Claim for Damages Form can be obtained from the City Clerk’s
office at City Hall.
Some homeowners may find it useful to contact their own insurance company.
Many homeowner insurance policies provide broader coverage for property damage
than provided under the City’s insurance coverage.
Submittal of a Claim for Damages does not guarantee payment by the City or its
insurance carrier. An investigation by a claims adjuster will be made into the incident to
determine if the City has any liability. Please excuse the number of possible
interruptions during the investigation period.
If it is determined that the City has a responsibility to you, the amount of claim
payment is based on the level of City liability, the level of your liability (if any), the
amount of repairs or value of the property that was damaged.
If you contacted the City in an emergency, as a public service, City employees
may have assisted you in minor clean up. Remember this assistance does not constitute
an admission of liability on the part of the City.
Should you have further questions about filing a claim, please contact Pat Adams at 360-454-5221.
Please Include a Brief Description as to the Nature and Extent of Each Person's Knowledge.
Please Attach Any Other Documentation That You Believe Supports your Claim.
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
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