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Filing a Claim Against the County
The Division of Risk Management operates as the County's "in house" insurance company, managing and investigating all claims for damages filed against County employees, departments and agencies. Typical calls involve the following claim scenarios - For the reports with asterisk (*) below, a distinction must be made on whether or not the person is filing a claim for damage/injury, or if they are asking for service, such as having someone from the County respond to remove a tree from their property, which should be referred to the Department of Transportation: 1. A County vehicle struck my vehicle causing damage. 2. A County snow plow struck my vehicle/mail box or property causing damage. 3. I slipped and fell on County property causing an injury. 4. I was injured on a Ride On bus. 5. *A County tree fell on my property/vehicle and caused damage. 6. *My vehicle was damaged by a pothole on a County road. - Tree removal questions should be referred to the Department of Transportation, Highway Services Division - Pothole repairs questions should be referred to the Department of Transportation, Highway Services Division" Please provide the following information: name; was anyone injured in the incident?; street & email addresses; daytime telephone number ; when did the incident occur?; where did the incident occur?; description of what occurred. A representative from Risk Management will call back to gather more information and answer additional questions.