Claims for Damages

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Claims for damages against the City of Santa Maria may be filed with the City Clerk's Office.  Please use the link below to complete, save, and print the form, sign, and include any supporting documentation such as estimates, receipts, or photographs. Claims may be delivered in person or mailed to the address below.

Claims for damages must be filed no later than six months or 182 days, whichever is longer, from the date of occurrence (State's statute of limitations). For real property claims, filing must occur within one year.

Once received by the City Clerk's Office, claims are forwarded to the City's Risk Division for processing. Your claim will be investigated and processed by City staff or referred to the City's claims administrator. A written recommendation for approval or denial will be issued. The process takes from six to eight weeks.

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's Office, or the Risk Division at (805) 925-0951 ext 2421.

Complete the City of Santa Maria Claim Form

File Claims for Damages in person or by mail to:

     City Clerk's Office
     110 East Cook Street, Room 3
     Santa Maria, CA, 93454
     Phone: (805) 925-0951 ext. 2305
     Fax: (805) 925-2243

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