Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 15
Actions by and Against Towns

R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-15-5

§ 45-15-5. Presentment to council of claim or demand against town.

Every person who has any money due him or her from any town or city, or any claim or demand against any town or city, for any matter, cause, or thing whatsoever, shall take the following method to obtain what is due: The person shall present to the town council of the town, or to the city council of the city, a particular account of that person’s claim, debt, damages, or demand, and how incurred or contracted; which being done, in case just and due satisfaction is not made to him or her by the town or city treasurer of the town or city within forty (40) days after the presentment of the claim, debt, damages, or demand, the person may commence his or her action against the treasurer for the recovery of the complaint.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 36, § 12; G.L. 1909, ch. 46, § 12; G.L. 1923, ch. 47, § 13; G.L. 1938, ch. 352, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 45-15-5.