To open a claim, complete the applicable form and return it to the City Attorney's Office for processing. Once received, an electronic claim will be transmitted to the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA). MMIA is a risk retention pool created by the cities and towns of Montana to manage municipal risks. MMIA will assign an adjuster to investigate the claim. The MMIA adjuster is tasked with determining if any liability exists on the part of the City of Missoula. In order for you or any member of the public to recover damages from the City of Missoula, it must be shown that the city breached a duty of ordinary care and that such a breach was the direct and immediate cause of damage.
You may return the claim form by email to the City Attorney Department if you choose. If you have any estimates or pictures to submit you may email those as well. Please be aware that our server will only deliver emails of 8mb or less so you may need to send the photos individually.