2011 Wyoming Statutes
1-39-113. Claims procedure.

WY Stat § 1-39-113 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) No action shall be brought under this act against a governmental entity unless the claim upon which the action is based is presented to the entity as an itemized statement in writing within two (2) years of the date of the alleged act, error or omission, except that a cause of action may be instituted not more than two (2) years after discovery of the alleged act, error or omission, if the claimant can establish that the alleged act, error or omission was:

(i) Not reasonably discoverable within a two (2) year period; or

(ii) The claimant failed to discover the alleged act, error or omission within the two (2) year period despite the exercise of due diligence.

(b) The claim shall state:

(i) The time, place and circumstances of the alleged loss or injury including the name of the public employee involved, if known;

(ii) The name, address and residence of the claimant and his representative or attorney, if any; and

(iii) The amount of compensation or other relief demanded.

(c) All claims against the state shall be presented to the general services division of the department of administration and information. Claims against any other governmental entity shall be filed at the business office of that entity. In the case of claims against local governments the claim submitted need not be acted upon by the entity prior to suit. For purposes of this section, "business office" means:

(i) The county clerk of a county, including its agencies, instrumentalities and institutions;

(ii) The city or town clerk of a city or town, including its agencies, instrumentalities and institutions;

(iii) The secretary of a joint powers board, airport board, public corporation, community college district board of trustees or special district;

(iv) The superintendent of a school district;

(v) The president of the University of Wyoming.

(d) In any action under this act, the complaint shall state:

(i) That the claim required under subsection (c) of this section was filed in accordance with this section;

(ii) The date the claim under subsection (c) of this section was filed;

(iii) That the claim was in compliance with the signature and certification requirements of article 16, section 7 of the Wyoming Constitution.

(e) In any claim filed with a governmental entity under this act, the claim shall be signed by the claimant under oath in substantially the following format:

I, _________________________ , have read and understand the provisions of the false swearing statute. I hereby certify under penalty of false swearing that the foregoing claim, including all of its attachments, if any, is true and accurate.

Signature of Claimant Date

Printed Name of Claimant


) ss.

COUNTY OF ______________ )

Subscribed and sworn to before me, a Notarial Officer, this ... day of ....., . ...

Notarial Officer

My Commission Expires: (Seal).

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