I have suffered personal injury or property damage, which I believe was caused by the County or one of its employees. How do I go about collecting for my damages.

The process of collecting damages from the County is started by filing a claim with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, located at

825 Fifth St.

Room 111

Eureka, California 95501.


The law governing claims against the public entities is complex and has short deadlines. You may need to seek the services of an attorney for your own protection. In any event, you should present your claim without delay. For additional information, please refer to Government Code Section 910.

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1. Does the County Counsel give legal advice to members of the public?
2. I have suffered personal injury or property damage, which I believe was caused by the County or one of its employees. How do I go about collecting for my damages.
3. Can I serve a lawsuit against the County by serving the County Counsel?
4. I would like to view some County records. Can I get them from the County Counsel’s Office?
5. Can I speak with the County Counsel, Jeffrey S. Blanck, as his name is listed at the top of the paperwork I received?
6. I would like a copy of the Humboldt County Code. Can I get it from the County Counsel’s Office?