Chapter 2.40


2.40.010    Claims for damages—Filing.

2.40.020    Claims for damages—Investigation—Requests for reports.

2.40.040    Agent to receive service of claims.

2.40.010 Claims for damages—Filing.

No action for monetary damages arising out of the alleged tortious conduct of the county, its past or present officers, employees, or volunteers shall be commenced until a written claim for damages, using a claim form provided by Skagit County Risk Management, has been presented to and filed with the County Auditor. (Ord. O20170004 (Exh. 1); Ord. 11689 § 1, 1988)

2.40.020 Claims for damages—Investigation—Requests for reports.

All claims for damages shall be investigated and evaluated by the County. Formal reports concerning any claim will be requested from all interested departments, which reports shall constitute and be treated as privileged communications to the Prosecuting Attorney. (Ord. O20170004 (Exh. 1); Ord. 11689 § 2, 1988)

2.40.040 Agent to receive service of claims.

The Skagit County Auditor and his/her deputy are hereby appointed agents for the receipt of claims for damage required under RCW 4.96.010. Service shall be made at the Skagit County Auditor’s office during normal business hours. All such claims shall be recorded upon receipt. (Ord. O20170004 (Exh. 1); Res. 18283, 2001)