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Legal Claim Information

How to make a claim against the City of Saskatoon:

If you wish to make a claim against the City for damages you have suffered, please complete the legal claim form.

To ensure your claim is not delayed, please read this entire webpage and send all of the information required.

 What you can expect from us

  1. Once your claim is received by the City, a report is requested from the appropriate City department.
  2. The City analyzes every claim on a case-by-case basis using the information provided from yourself, the City department and all relevant legislation, to determine whether the City is liable.
  3. When the City determines whether it is liable, partially-liable or not liable, you will receive a letter informing you of the City’s position.
  4. Generally, this process takes 6 to 8 weeks.

 How you can help us

  1. Please notify the City within 30 days from the date of the incident that lead to your claim. This 30-day requirement is a statutory requirement found within The Cities Act.
  2. Please include the following information:
    1.  your full name, mailing address, email and phone number;
    2. date and time of incident;
    3. the location of your incident, with reference to any landmarks or nearby addresses;
    4. the circumstances of your claim in as much detail as possible;
    5. the damage to yourself or your property; and
    6. the dollar amount you are claiming.
  3. If you have any supporting evidence such as photographs (of the state of disrepair, location and/or your damages), invoices, quotes or other relevant documents, please include those with your claim.

 

What next?

If you do not agree with the City’s determination and you decide to sue the City for your damages, you must start your lawsuit and serve it on the City within one year of the date of the incident. This is a statutory requirement found within   The Cities Act