Claim for Damages Against the City of Port Orchard
If you have been injured, or your property has been damaged, and in your opinion, you believe the City of Port Orchard may have a responsibility to you, a Claim for Damages form is required to be completed in order for the City to determine its level of responsibility to the claimant.
A Claim for Damages form can be obtained by calling the Risk Manager at (360) 876-7030; in person at City Hall (216 Prospect Street); or by clicking the link below. Business hours are 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. This form must be completed and filed with the City of Port Orchard.
Submittal of a Claim for Damages does not guarantee payment by the City, or its insurance carriers. An investigation by a Claims Adjuster will be made into the incident to determine if the City has any liability as determined by applicable laws.
If it is determined that the City has a responsibility to you, the amount of the claim payment is based on the level of City liability; the level of your liability (if any); and the depreciated value (not replacement value) of the property damaged.
Claims adjusters representing its insurance carrier will usually conduct investigations into Claims for Damages -- you may be contacted by the Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Service Agency, depending on the type of claim. These investigations will be conducted as expeditiously as possible.
If you have contacted the City in an emergency, the Public Works crew, or other City employees may assist you as a public service. This assistance does not constitute an admission of liability on the part of the City.
Please contact the Risk Manager at (360) 876-7030 if you have any questions regarding the claims process.
Tort Claim for Damages
View or download the Tort Claim for Damages Application and Instructions.