Damage Claims

Snohomish County is self-insured for property damage and/or bodily injury liability. In accordance with RCW 4.96.020 and Snohomish County Code 2.90.050, Claims for Damages against the county shall be filed with the risk management division of finance.

Instructions for Filing Claims
If you feel you have a valid claim against the county, please follow these steps below:
Once Form Is Received
Once Risk Management has received a completed Claim for Damages Form the claim is assigned to a claims adjuster for investigation. The claims adjuster will contact you when the investigation is complete. 

If County Is Deemed Responsible
If the investigation reveals the county is responsible for damages claimed, the claims adjuster will contact you to reach an amicable settlement.


If County Is Not Deemed Responsible
If the investigation reveals the county is not responsible, the claims adjuster will send a letter explaining why the county is declining payment.