Boulder, CO 80302
PO Box 791
Boulder, CO 80306
Boulder, CO 80302
PO Box 8015
Claims Against the City
If you believe that the City of Boulder (or any of its employees) has injured you or damaged your property, Colorado law requires you to file a written Notice of Claim with the Boulder City Attorney's Office before you can file a lawsuit against the city. This web page is intended to provide you with basic information on the forms and filing process.
You may complete and file these forms yourself, but the City Attorney’s Office must represent the city and cannot give you legal advice of any kind. The legal process can be complex, so you are encouraged to hire private legal counsel to represent you.
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SUE THE CITY UNLESS YOUR CLAIM IS FILED WITHIN 180 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE INCIDENT IN WHICH YOU CLAIM TO HAVE BEEN INJURED.
Helen Cowan is the risk management specialist in the Finance Department's risk managment division. She worked for the City Attorney's Office beginning in 1987 after spending a year in the City's Planning Department (1985) and the City Manager's Office (1986). In her current capacity, she is responsible for a variety of duties, including all aspects of claims management, risk management, managing the property/casualty budget and coordination with the City Attorney's Office.
The City Attorney's Office is the only office where claims against the city may be submitted.
A Notice of Claim may be filed in person by giving it to the City Attorney's front desk staff during working hours. This is the safest and best way to file your claim. You may also send it certified mail to the City Attorney’s Office, by facsimile to 303-441-1849, or by email to the risk management specialist.
Please carefully follow the instructions contained in the letter so missing information does not delay the processing of your claim.
Many potential claims can be resolved with a phone call to the risk management specialist. It is recommended that prior to filing a claim, you contact our office. A phone call does not change your duty to file a claim within 180 days.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2012 08:56