Town of Paradise

pdf Claim Form Instructions (455 KB)   -   pdf Claim Form (538 KB)

 Please read all pdf instructions (455 KB)  before completing the pdf claim form (538 KB) . Please complete all application sections of this form for your claim as this information will assist us in processing your claim. Note: This information is not legal advice. If you have legal questions, please seek the advice of an attorney.


The State Legislature enacted Government Code §810, et seq. to provide legal procedures and guidelines for resolving claims for damages/injuries involving public property and public employees (usually referred to as “tort claims”). These guidelines exist for both the benefit of the public and for the public agency. Some of these legal guidelines are:

1. Before a public agency can be sued for tort claim damages, this claims filing process must be followed, and action on the claim taken by the agency.

2. Claims for death, injury to a person, or damage to personal property must be filed not later than six months after the event or occurrence. See Government Code §911.2.

3. Claims for damages to real property (a building or land, typically) must be filed not later than one year after the occurrence. See Government Code §911.2.

4. When a claim that is required by §911.2 to be presented not later than six months is not presented within that time, it still may be filed, but it must be accompanied by a written Application for Leave to Present a Late Claim explaining the reason for the delay in filing. Please refer to Government Code §911.4 for more specific information.

5. The Town has 45 days to either accept or reject the claim. If the Town does not act on the claim within that time, the claim is deemed to be rejected.



The complete pdf claim form (538 KB) along with one copy of all related documents must be filed by personal delivery or First Class mail with the Town of Paradise Town Clerk’s Office. The Town Clerk’s Office is the ONLY office to which claims may besubmitted. Claims sent to any other department will not be considered valid formal claims, and will not be respondedto.  Completed claim forms can be submitted by either of the following methods:

1. Mail:                 Town of Paradise

                           Town Clerk’s Office

                                     5555 Skyway

                           Paradise, CA 95969


          2. In person:        In person submittals can be delivered to the Town Clerk's Office, located at 5555 Skyway, during     regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Thursday, except holidays.

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