Claims for Damages

Claims for Damages to Person or Property

  • A signed, written claim shall be presented to the County of Los Angeles by mailing or delivering it to the Executive Officer-Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by the claimant or by the claimant's authorized agent
  • Claims for death, injury to person or to personal property must be filed not later than 6 months after the occurrence. (Government Code section 911.2)
  • All other claims for damages must be filed not later than one year after the occurrence. (Government Code section 911.2) Presentation of a false claim is a felony. (Penal Code section 72)



  • Use one claim form for each claimant
  • Read claim thoroughly
  • Fill out claim as indicated; attach additional information if necessary
  • Return the original in person or US Mail to:

    Executive Officer, Board of Supervisors

    Attention: Claims

    500 W. Temple Street, Room 383

    Los Angeles CA 90012 

For questions, please contact the Customer Service Center Claims Unit (Please note- the Claims unit does not provide legal advice or guidance): or 213-974-1440 (8am – 5pm)

DISCLAIMER: The “filing a claim” process with the above linked form is the correct method for filing claims for damages to person or property - not to be confused  with the County’s self-insurance programs. For information about County’s self-insurance, please contact: or visit