How do I file a Claim for Damages against the city?
If you believe that the city is liable for damages to you or your property, you must complete a Claim for Damages Form(PDF, 1MB) and submit it to the City Clerk’s Office. Completed claims should be notarized and mailed or hand-delivered to the City Clerk's Office along with the documentation supporting the dollar amount you listed on the form. For more detailed instructions, please visit the Claims for Damages page.
How long do I have to file a Claim?
You have three years from the time of the incident to file a Claim for Damages with the City of Kirkland. If you are a minor, you have until the time you reach 21 to file a claim.
What happens after I submit my claim?
A copy of your claim will be sent to Risk Management. The claim is then sent to WCIA, a self-insured municipal risk pool in which the City is a member. WCIA will investigate the claim and determine if the City is legally responsible for your damage. If so, payment will be made directly to you from WCIA.