Claim forms are available, and filed, in the City Clerk's Office at 300 East Branch Street.

Filing must take place within 6 months or 182 days, whichever is longer, from the accrual of the cause of action. Real property claims must take place within one year.

A claim form must be filed with an original signature. Estimates, receipts, or photographs should be submitted with the claim. Claims are forwarded to the city's claims administrator for processing.