GUIDELINES FOR SERVING DOCUMENTS AT THE SALT LAKE CITY RECORDERS OFFICE
Service of Notice of Claims, Subpoenas or Complaints on Salt Lake City Corporation should be accomplished in the following way:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, Summons and Complaints: To serve a Subpoena, Summons or Complaint on Salt Lake City Corporation schedule an appointment with the Recorder’s Office by visiting the online scheduling system (appointments.slc.gov) or calling 801-535-7671. Please note that only Salt Lake City Corporation can be served at the Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office. To serve a Subpoena, Summons or Complaint on an employee of Salt Lake City Corporation, please refer to the options provided in Rule 4 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure or the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as appropriate, for service on individuals. Alternatively, to serve an employee you may email the Subpoena or Complaint to email@example.com and the City Attorney’s Office will attempt to obtain consent to accept service on the employee’s behalf. A Subpoena or Complaint emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org is not considered served until you receive a signed copy of your acceptance of service form. To schedule an appointment for service, please visit the online scheduling system (appointments.slc.gov) or call 801-535-7671.
The City Recorder’s Office maintains and preserves the official records of Salt Lake City including the proceedings of the Salt Lake City Council and Redevelopment Agency. Additionally, the Recorder’s office maintains all ordinances and resolutions, keeps the Municipal Code, coordinates and conducts Municipal Elections for Salt Lake City, and administrates administers the City’s Public Records Request Program.
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
Salt Lake City Recorder
P.O. Box 145515
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5515
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)