Any person has the right to file a claim against a 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.

If you have any questions regarding the form or the process, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 805-237-3960 or email the City Clerk.

Filing a Claim

Download the Claim Form (PDF). We recommend you save the document to your computer,  fill it out by typing in your answers, then print and sign the document. You may also contact the Office of the City Clerk at 805-237-3960 to request a claim form. Hardcopies of the form are located at City Hall at 1000 Spring Street.

The original and one identical copy of the claim form, together with one copy of all attachments, are to be filed with the Office of the City Clerk. Retain one copy for your records. Please mail or hand-deliver to this address:
Office of the City Clerk
Paso Robles City Hall
1000 Spring Street, 2nd Floor
Paso Robles, CA 93446

You will need to fill out the claim form as completely as possible. Missing information may delay the processing of your claim. Note: The City Clerk’s Office is the only office to which claims may be submitted. Claims are not to be sent to the City Attorney, Risk Management, or any other city department. All Claims are Public Record.

After Your Claim Is Received

Claims received by the Office of the City Clerk are forwarded to the City’s Claims Administrator via the Risk Manager for the City. All claimants are then notified that action will be taken within 45 days, or otherwise notified as to the claim itself.

If recommended for denial by the Claims Administrator, you will be sent a letter from the Risk Manager notifying you of the action taken and of any further action necessary or available to you.