Salt Lake City

City Attorney's Office

Risk Management

GUIDELINES FOR SERVING DOCUMENTS AT THE SALT LAKE CITY RECORDERS OFFICE

In accord with the Utah State Public Health Order issued March 21, 2020 and the Proclamation Declaring a Local Emergency issued by Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall on March 10, 2020, the Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office will be following these guidelines to protect our employees from non-essential contact and to continue to promote telecommuting and social distance to limit the impact of COVID-19 on our community.

Service of Notice of Claims, Subpoenas or Complaints on Salt Lake City Corporation should be accomplished in the following way until Salt Lake City rescinds its Proclamation Declaring a Local Emergency:

Notice of Claims: All notices of claims can be mailed to: Salt Lake City Recorder, P.O. Box 145515, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5515 OR emailed to slcrecorder@slcgov.com. To be timely, the notice of claim must be mailed/emailed on or before the deadline for filing, which will be determined by the postmarked date on the envelope/email.

Subpoenas and Complaints: To serve a Subpoena or Complaint on Salt Lake City Corporation, please contact Katie Nichols in the Salt Lake City Attorney’s Office to arrange for acceptance of service. She may be contacted at (801) 535-7663 or at Katherine.Nichols@slcgov.com. Please note that only Salt Lake City Corporation can be served at the Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office. To serve an employee of Salt Lake City Corporation, please refer to the options provided in Rule 4 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure for service on individuals.

If you have questions or need an update on your claim status, please call (801) 535-7788.

Filing a Claim against Salt Lake City Corporation

This information is provided as a service to the citizens of Salt Lake City and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.

Requirements of the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah change from time to time. You are responsible for compliance with the current requirements of the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah. Salt Lake City makes no warranty as to the correctness or completeness of this information.

Certain claims are not subject to the requirements of the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah and may be subject to other laws or procedures. You are urged to obtain competent legal advice if you have any questions.

The provision of this information is not to be construed as a waiver of any provision of the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah.

Making a claim against the City for personal injury or property damage

In general, to make a claim against Salt Lake City for personal injury or property damage, you are required to comply with the provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah, Utah Code Ann. (§ 63G-7 et seq.). The Utah Code can be accessed on the Utah State Government web site and may also be found at your local library.

Steps involved in filing a notice of claim

Complete a notice of claim form

Click here to obtain a notice of claim form or call (801) 535-7788 to request a claim form to be mailed or emailed to you. Click here for notice of claim requirements and other important information (§ 63G-7-401). An original signature is required. Faxed claims will not be accepted. 

File the notice of claim with the Salt Lake City Recorder

Mailing address:
Salt Lake City Recorder
P.O. Box 145515
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5515

Email address:
SLCRecorder@slcgov.com

To make an appointment for hand delivering the claim, please contact the City Recorder’s office by call (801) 535-7671 or via email at SLCRecorder@slcgov.com.

File the notice of claim on time

Click here for the Utah Code reference specifying the time for filing claims (§ 63G-7-402).

Responding to the notice of claim

Risk Management will respond to your notice of claim according to the provisions in the Utah Code (§ 63G-7-403). This section of the Utah Code also gives details about how to proceed if your notice of claim is denied.

Filing claims without merit

You should not make a claim that is without merit and not brought or asserted in good faith. Fraudulent claims will be reported to the Utah Insurance Fraud Division and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Other provisions of the Utah Government Immunity Act

§ 63G-7-202: Act provisions not construed as admission or denial of liability – Effect of waiver of immunity – Exclusive remedy – Joinder of employee – Limitations on personal liability. Click here.

§ 63G-7-301: Waivers of immunity – Exceptions. Click here.

§ 63G-7-604: Limitation of judgments against governmental entity or employee – Process for adjustment of limits. Click here.

No-Fault Claim Ordinances under Salt Lake City Code

No Fault Golf Claims (Salt Lake City Code, Chapter 3.32)

No Fault Utilities Claims (Salt Lake City Code, Chapter 3.36)

No Fault Police Claims (Salt Lake City Code, Chapter 3.38)