Law Department

Filing A Claim

Individuals may file a claim against the City for personal injury and/or property damage. Municipal Court and criminal complaints are separate and not included in the claim process. City staff facilitates the claim process, which includes investigation and resolution of the claim.

Claims may be submitted by online, by mail, or in person.

Instructions For Filing A Claim

  1. Download the claim form.

     Printable PDF  Fillable PDF

    Information to include:

    • Description of incident (attach additional sheets, if necessary)

    • Amount of claim

    • Provide receipts or estimates to support the amount of damages claimed

    • Any other information that will aid in the investigation of your claim, including photographs, police report numbers, witnesses, and names of City staff you have spoken to

  2. Send completed claim form and supporting documents to:

    Email (preferred):


    City of Independence
    City Finance and Administration Department
    Attn: Risk Manager
    111 East Maple
    Independence, Missouri 64050

Claims Processing Procedures

Claims processing takes an average of four to six weeks. You may supplement your supporting documentation at any time.