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If you believe that the city is responsible for damages to you or your property, you must file a written claim within 6 months of the incident in most cases. In order to meet legal requirements you must supply specific information. To assist you in meeting those requirements, the city has prepared a claim form for your use. Claim forms (PDF) are available online or in person from the City Clerk's Office or the Risk Management Division.
Completed claims should be mailed or hand delivered to the City Clerk's Office along with copies of invoices, receipts or pictures documenting your damages.
The Public Works Forestry Division has established an excellent maintenance and pruning program for city trees. The courts have consistently ruled that this program shows that the city provides reasonable care. Consequently, when tree limbs do fall it is considered an Act of Nature and the city is not responsible.