Emergency Management

Risk Management


The City of Lake Stevens is a member of the Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA), which is a liability-property pool with over 125 members. The City’s Risk Management Division processes citizens’ tort claims against the City and provides loss control and risk management support services to other City departments.

Before filing a tort claim against the City, please read the instructions, and the Claim for Damages form in its entirety. Claim for Damages forms are available at Lake Stevens City Hall, 1812 Main Street, Lake Stevens, or can be downloaded below. Note that the length of an investigation into a claim will vary greatly depending on the complexity of the issues and the availability of documents and witnesses to substantiate causation and damages.

State law requires an original signature on the Claim form which means forms cannot be submitted electronically (via e-mail or fax).  Claim forms can be presented in person or mailed to the address below.

Claim for Damages Forms & Instructions

Claim for Damages Forms (including the Washington State Standard Tort Claim Form) and supporting documents should be submitted to:

Mailing Address:

City of Lake Stevens
Attn: Risk Management
Agent for Service of Claims
P.O. Box 257 
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Physical Address if delivering in person: 

1812 Main Street, Lake Stevens, WA  98258

Claim Agent's Business Hours:

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Call 425-622-9400

Washington State Standard Tort Claim Form #SF 210 (this form is optional and not required if using the Claim for Damages Form above)

Note: If you use this form to submit a tort claim against the City, you must submit the completed form and supporting documents to the address above. 

Emergency Management

Disasters happen everywhere.  Lake Stevens is no exception to the threat of emergencies and critical events.  We know that while we cannot control the forces of nature or eliminate human error, we can prepare to meet disasters with force and mitigate their impact.

Part of our strategic effort involves local, state, and federal partnerships in preparedness. It is through these important alliances that we learn from the experience of others and share our lessons learned.

The City of Lake Stevens established the Emergency Management Team, united with a partnership with the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, to provide preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. Click here or on the image below for the City of Lake Stevens Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.  Click here to visit the Snohomish County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan which the City is part of.

In addition, we have established partnerships with the following agencies that will play a vital role in the response to a disaster in our area.

  • Lake Stevens Public Works
  • Lake Stevens Planning
  • Lake Stevens Code Enforcement
  • Lake Stevens Information Technology
  • Lake Stevens School District
  • Lake Stevens Sewer District
  • Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue
  • Snohomish County PUD
  • Snohomish County PUD - Power Outage Map
  • Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Other law enforcement agencies

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