Claims Against the County

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

What is the process?

Step 1: File a Claim Against the County

The claim form below shall be signed by you or by some person on your behalf, and shall include all of the information required by Government Code §910.

File a Claim Against the County Form

Note: You must file your claim form by mail or in person at the Clerk-Recorder office within the time limits prescribed by Government Code §911.2, which states:

“A claim relating to a cause of action for death, or for injury to person or to personal property or growing crops shall be presented as provided in Article 2 (commencing with § 915) of this chapter not later than six (6) months after accrual of the cause of action. A claim relating to any other cause of action shall be presented as provided in Article 2 (commencing with §915) of this chapter not later than one (1) year after accrual of the cause of action.”

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available anytime throughout the year at the Clerk-Recorder office in San Luis Obispo or Atascadero during regular business hours except during County-observed holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Clerk-Recorder San Luis Obispo Office

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

1055 Monterey Street Suite D120 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5080

Fax: (805) 781-1111

Clerk-Recorder North County Office

Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

6565 Capistrano Avenue 2nd Floor Atascadero Library Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6041

Fax: (805) 461-6044

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions regarding the status of your claim?

If you have questions regarding the status of your claim, contact the Risk Management office at (805) 781-5959.

Where do I file a Claim Against the County?

You must file your claim form by mail or in person at the Clerk-Recorder office in San Luis Obispo or Atascadero.