California Government Code § 913

(a) Written notice of the action taken under Section 912.5,912.6, 912.7, or 912.8 or the inaction that is deemed rejection under Section 912.4 shall be given in the manner prescribed by Section 915.4.  The notice may be in substantially the following form:

“Notice is hereby given that the claim that you presented to the (insert title of board or officer) on (indicate date) was (indicate whether rejected, allowed, allowed in the amount of $___ and rejected as to the balance, rejected by operation of law, or other appropriate language, whichever is applicable) on (indicate date of action or rejection by operation of law).”

(b) If the claim is rejected, in whole or in part, the notice required by subdivision (a) shall include a warning in substantially the following form:


“Subject to certain exceptions, you have only six (6) months from the date this notice was personally delivered or deposited in the mail to file a court action on this claim.  See Government Code Section 945.6.

“You may seek the advice of an attorney of your choice in connection with this matter.  If you desire to consult an attorney, you should do so immediately.”

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