Filing a City Claim

How to file a claim against the City of Monterey Park


Government Code Section 911.2 states “A claim relating to a cause of action for death or for injury to person or to personal property or growing crops shall be presented as provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 915) of this chapter not later than six (6) months after the accrual of the cause of action. A claim relating to any other cause of action shall be presented as provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 915) of this chapter not later than one year after the accrual of the cause of action.”

The City of Monterey Park has a standard claim form that can be used for your convenience. This form must be filed in person or by mail to the City Clerk's office located at 320 W. Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. The city will review, and where appropriate, take action on the claim. However, neither the city attorney nor any city official or employee can provide legal advice concerning the claim or litigation against the city. 

You will need to complete the form in its entirety and in as much detail as possible, if additional space is needed, attached additional pages identified with name and date of occurrence. Also indicate the questions number(s) being responded to.

The completed form must be signed by the claimant or by some person submitting this form on the claimant's behalf. (See California Government Code Section 910.2)

Submit a copy of all documentation that supports your claim.  

Provide loss estimates with the claim form
  
Failure to provide sufficient information could delay processing of your claim and may cause your claim to be returned. (See California Government Code Section 910.8)

Return original to the City Clerk's office

View/download the claim form and instructions
(PDF).