If you believe you have experienced damages due to PUD negligence, your situation may be reimbursable via a tort claim. However, the vast majority of outages are not due to PUD negligence. Most are unpredictable and unavoidable “Acts of God” such as windstorms, fallen trees, car accidents (downed pole), etc. that are beyond the control of the PUD and therefore are not eligible for claims.
We highly recommend you install whole home and individual circuit surge protection to protect your home and personal electronics from damage.
To submit a claim, please download and fill out the PDF form. You can fill in much of the form in Adobe Reader, but you must physically sign it. Please print and sign two copies, keep one for your records and submit one to Annette Johnson via email (via scan or good phone photo), fax at (360)385-5945 or mail at Tort Claim, c/o Jefferson PUD, 310 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368.
You can attach or submit additional supporting documentation with your claim.