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Finance - Risk Management Division
North Las Vegas City Hall
2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Suite 700 
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 633-1417
Fax: (702) 669-3328
Email: riskmanagement@cityofnorthlasvegas.com

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 5:45 pm, Monday thru Thursday, excluding holidays (closed on Friday).

Overview

The Risk Management Division (Risk) is responsible for identifying and managing risks, safe guarding City assets, protecting employee well-being, promoting safety, and reducing the frequency, severity and associated cost of claims.  We take the safety of the public and our City employees seriously.

The division provides comprehensive services related to administration of the City’s Risk Management program, including:

  • Commercial Insurance
    • Develop and coordinate the self-insurance and excess insurance programs for the City
    • Protect City-wide employees and assets by providing insurance consulting and risk recommendations to City departments
  • General Liability and Subrogation Claims Administration
    • Commitment in claims handling
    • Protect City and Taxpayer’s interest by collecting on infrastructure recovery from third parties responsible for injury or damage to City resources and property
  • Worker’ Compensation Administration
    • Ensure City employees are covered in cases of work-related injuries as per NRS 616C, and the ability to offer a resolution through effective medical treatment and return-to-work programs
  • Safety and Loss Control
    • Ensure compliance with Federal OSHA and State OSHA safety training requirements
    • Development and implementation of safety programs and policies to reduce exposure to loss and to control the cost of loss
    • Promote a safer & healthier working environment for all City employees
    • Protect public interest with appropriate insurance and safety oversight for special events
  • Risk Transfer
    • Ensure certificate of insurance, contractual insurance language and risk transfer requirements in vendor and service provider agreements.

Our Mission

To identify and provide value-added risk management to minimize risk and financial loss to City of North Las Vegas employees and City owned assets.

Reporting a Claim

If you feel you have a legal basis for a claim against the City of North Las Vegas, you should take the following steps:

Private Property Claims

  1. Determine that the incident happened within city limits, or involved property owned by the City of North Las Vegas.  To determine if your incident happened within the city limits, http://maps.clarkcountynv.gov/ow/ enter the address in the search field, the property information will display the jurisdiction.  Jurisdiction must reflect North Las Vegas.
  2. Complete and submit a claim form here:  To file a claim, complete a claim form and submit it to the Risk Management Division along with supporting documentation.  To download a claim form, click here.  You can also submit your claim form and documentation via:

    Email riskmanagement@cityofnorthlasvegas.com
    Fax (702) 399-8426
    By phone 702-633-1417 or 702-633-1460 Ext 3632.
  3. Supporting documentation examples: Any statements, witness contact, photos, home/ownership, estimate/cost for repairs, police report, etc.
  4. Wait for a response.  You will receive a confirmation via email or telephone call confirming receipt of your submission within 5 working days, and additional information will be provided on the claims process or any additional information. 

Vehicle Related Claims – Personal Injury and/or Vehicle Property Damage

  1. Complete and submit a claim form here:  To file a claim, complete a claim form and submit it to the Risk Management Division along with supporting documentation.  To download a claim form, click here.  You can also submit your claim form and documentation via:

    Email riskmanagement@cityofnorthlasvegas.com
    Fax (702) 399-8426
    By phone 702-633-1417 or 702-633-1460 Ext 3632.
    Supporting documentation examples: Any statements, witness contact, photos, vehicle registration, estimate/cost for repairs, police report, etc.
  2. Wait for a response.  You will receive a confirmation via email or telephone call confirming receipt of your submission within 5 working days, and additional information will be provided on the claims process or any additional information. 

Other Claims:

  1. Complete and submit a claim form here:  To file a claim, complete a claim form and submit it to the Risk Management Division along with supporting documentation.  To download a claim form, click here.  You can also submit your claim form and documentation via:

    Email riskmanagement@cityofnorthlasvegas.com
    Fax (702) 399-8426
    By phone 702-633-1417 or 702-633-1460 Ext 3632.

  2. Supporting documentation examples: Any statements, witness contact, photos, police/incident report, etc.
  3. Wait for a response.  You will receive a confirmation via email or telephone call confirming receipt of your submission within 5 working days, and additional information will be provided on the claims process or any additional information. 

Claims FAQs

What information should I file with my claim?

All claims must accompany the Claim Form (and notarized), you should also attached any supporting documentation such as receipts, statements, photo, diagrams, estimates or invoices.  All documents submitted with your claim become property of the City and are considered public documents.

What happens once I file a claim?

The claim form and supporting documentation will be reviewed by the City’s Risk Management and/or the City’s insurance carrier. You may be contacted for any additional information. The City's policy, supported by state law, is to approve only those claims in which the City is negligent in some way.  The length of time it takes to investigate a claim will vary by case, however most claims are processed within 6-8 weeks of filing.

How do I report a claim that involves road hazards, such as potholes, manhole, valve lid covers or general road debris?

The City generally is not responsible for damage caused by "acts of nature" (i.e., storms, floods, weather damage) or claims related to cracks in sidewalks, potholes in roadways, unless the City has been given notice, as per NRS 41.033, that a hazard exists and does not repair the damage in a reasonable period of time.  We recommend filing a claim under your auto insurance policy.

Where can I take my vehicle for repairs?

A claimant may take their vehicle to any licensed body shop.  The City may require at least 2 estimates before agreeing to resolve the vehicle property claim.  Please consult with the Claims Coordinator about your case.

I was injured so who is going to pay for my medical expenses?

The claimant is responsible for all medical expenses.  You must file a claim with the City if you feel the City was responsible for the injuries.  If it is determined that the City is responsible, the City will review to determine appropriate settlement of the claim.  The City does not pay medical providers directly.

 

IMPORTANT: Any person who knowingly files a statement or claim containing false, incomplete, or misleading information with intent to injure, defraud, or deceive any insurer, is guilty of a felony under Nevada State Law.

 

Department Contacts:

Alonzo Johnson, Risk Management & Liability Manager

Idania Ponce, Risk Management Coordinator

Dori Hilson, Workers’ Comp Officer