Any person has the right to file a claim against the City for damages to persons or personal property allegedly sustained. However, Government Code Section 945.4 states that no suit for money or damages may be brought against a public entity on a cause of action for which a claim is required to be presented in accordance with Government Code Sections 900, et seq., until a written claim has been presented to and acted upon by the governing body, or has been deemed to have been rejected.
Claims must be filed within six months of the occurrence. The City will review, and where appropriate, take action on the claim.
The City of Lemoore has a standard claim form that can be used for your convenience. Claim forms can be downloaded or a hard copy can be requested from the City Clerk’s Office. You will need to fill out the claim form as completely as possible. Missing information may delay the processing of your claim.
Claims received by the Office of the City Clerk are forwarded to the City’s Claims Administrator. You will be sent a letter notifying you of the action taken and of any further action necessary or available to you.
All claims are Public Record.
If you have any questions regarding the form or the process, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (559) 924-6705.