Legal Affairs

Claims

Incidents can happen unfortunately where a citizen may suffer damages as a result of Town activities. If you feel you have suffered such damages, whether bodily injuries or damages caused to movable or immovable property, it is possible to claim compensation from the Town for these damages. To do so, it is important that you notify the Town Clerk & Legal Affairs Department in writing, within fifteen (15) days of the event, failing which your claim may be rejected. The notice must indicate the date and location of the incident, as well as provide details of the incident and the address of the claimant. You can fill out this form which can serve as a claim notice, making sure to submit it to the Town Clerk within 15 days. Claims may also be submitted through the Requests on Line system.
 
If a citizen is not satisfied with the Town's response to his claim, he may take legal action, but only within the six months following the day of the incident or the day the right of action is accrued.
 
There are situations provided in the law that protect the Town from certain claims, such as accidents caused by snow or ice accumulation, except when the municipality is at fault or is negligent. In such cases, the Town may deny responsibility for these damages.

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