Salt Lake City

City Attorney's Office

Risk Management

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, so please do not email or fax your claim, as it will not be accepted.

File the notice of claim with the Salt Lake City Recorder

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

Courier or hand-delivery:
Cindi Mansell
Salt Lake City Recorder
451 South State Street, Room 415
Salt Lake City UT 84114-5515

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)