Report a Claim for Damages

A Claim for Damages can be filed if you feel that you have lost money or property as a result of any action or inaction by the City of Temple City. Claims for damages are filed with the City Clerk’s Office and processed by the Risk Management division, and the City’s third-party claims administrator.

Claims Policy and Process 

Claims for death, injury to person, or claims for damage to personal property must be filed no later than six (6) months after the occurrence (Gov. Code 911.2). Claims for damages to real property must be filed no later than one (1) year after the occurrence (Gov. Code Sec. 911.2). 

Once claims are received by the City Clerk’s Office, they are referred to the City's third-party claims administrator who reviews your claim and conducts an investigation. Claims take approximately 45 days to process. Once the investigation is complete, you will be contacted with the conclusion.

Please follow the instructions on the claim form and attach any documentation (e.g. photographs, reports, witness statements) that you feel support your claim. You may personally deliver the claim to the City Clerk's Office, or mail it to:

City of Temple CityAttn:  City Clerk9701 Las Tunas DriveTemple City, CA  91780

If you have questions regarding the filing process or would like to have a claim form mailed or emailed to you, please contact the City Clerk's office at or (626) 285-2171. Please note the City does not provide legal advice; it is recommended that you seek legal advice from private counsel.