Notice of Claim Form

Notice of Claim Instructions

Download Notice of Claim form.

If you wish to make a claim against the Township of Montclair, please read the following information:

The Township of Montclair is protected from Tort actions by State Statute Title 59, and more specifically, Chapter 9, Paragraph 2e. Simply stated, Title 59: 9-2e means that, if you have insurance to cover "physical damage" to your property, the money you are entitled to receive under such policy of insurance shall be deducted from your claim against the Township.

To expedite settlement of your claim, we ask that you settle your physical damage with your physical damage insurance carrier.

You may submit a claim for your deductible by forwarding a copy of your estimate and a copy of the declaration sheet showing the amount of your physical damage deductible to the address listed below.

If you do not have "physical damage" coverage and wish to submit a claim, please forward an estimate for the damage, a copy of the declaration sheet from your insurance policy, and complete the enclosed Tort claim form.

Since all claims which are filed against the Township of Montclair must be filed within 90 days of their occurrence, we suggest that your documentation be sent via certified mail. Although this is not required, it will insure that you have proof of receipt by this office.

Should our investigation reveal that the Municipality is liable for your damage, you will be compensated.

Please allow a minimum of 90 days for a reply to your claim submittal. Mail your response to:

Township Clerk
Township of Montclair
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042