Property & Casualty


Property & Casualty is dedicated to providing an extensive range of insurance to honor our programs of the Colville Confederated Tribes. We provide the highest ethical standards when handling all levels of claims for the Colville Confederated Tribes.

Zekkethal “Val” Vargas-Thomas | Manager | Property & Casualty
PO 150 | 10 Lakes Street | Nespelem, Washington 99155
(509) 634-2146 Office | (509) 634-2194 Fax | (509) 634 1789 Cell

To file a claim, please submitted the following:

  1. Please adhere to the Colville Tribes of the Colville Reservation Vehicle & Fleet Policy 2014-272:
    A. All accidents in Tribal vehicles whether owned, leased, rented or borrowed must be reported immediately to the Tribal Police and the Property & Casualty Office, giving details of the accident, to include but not limited to the following information:
    a1. The name, address, and phone numbers of those involved and of any witnesses.
    b1. All pertinent information the other vehicle(s) if any.
    Note: At no time shall the employee admit fault until the Tribes review the circumstances. In case of injury or death, notify the Executive Director immediately by telephone at 1-888-881-7684 or (509) 634-2238.
    B. When an accident occurs the driver should follow the instruction on the accident kit, found in the glove compartment of all vehicles.
    a1. All accidents must be called in immediately to Program Manager or other designated individual and to Property & Casualty.
    b1. If an employee is responsible for the accident/incident, they will be immediately accompanied by their Supervisor to complete a post-accident UA, (if the employee tests positive for drugs or alcohol, then they will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Tribes. Employee Policy Manual, (EPM).
    c1. A claim must be filed for all accidents, whether the driver’s fault or not.

  2. Obtain a Police Report or TOSHA Report to submit to Property & Casualty

  3. Notification to Property & Casualty by call 509 634 2146 or email

  4. Complete Claim Form 2017 and submit to Property & Casualty via email to

  5. According to the Employee Policy Manual (EPM), post-accident testing needs completed. Please see EPM

  6. Three (3) estimates from a vendor for repairs (just to name a few):
    a. Bird's Auto Glass & Body, 37 Columbia Blvd, Electric City, Washington, (509) 633-2839
    b. Wilbur Auto Body, 10 SW Broadway Street, Wilbur, Washington, (509) 647-5302
    c. D&D Autobody, Inc., 1604 N. 2nd Avenue, Okanogan, Washington, (509) 422-5562
    d. Carey's Auto Body Services, 1101 S. Main Street, Colville, Washington, (509) 684-2587
    e. Casey's Autofab & Restoration, 305 W. 1st Avenue, Colville, Washington, (509) 684-3130
    f. David Auto Rebuild, 1175 S. Main, Colville, Washington 99114, 509 684-3137

  7. Pictures, we need pictures of the vehicle, one required picture is a picture of the front or back of the vehicle to include a license plate.

Claim Forms:

  • Claim Form 2017 for Tribal Vehicles Use (See below)

  • SF-91 for GSA Vehicles (See below)

Note:  Deductible is $1,000.00 and will need to be paid directly to vendor

Property & Casualty (P&C) is working on to keep current on the content for programs to be successful we need you assistance to complete the Property Insurance Content Listing.  Below is the form to be used, but if you contact you can retrieve an Excel spreadsheet.  The content needs to compiled by offices/cubical, conferences, etc.

The CCT artifacts are privilege and honor for us to be caretaker of these items, we need to have them placed on our inventory in case an unfortunate incident.  Tribal artifacts is property of the Colville Confederated Tribes which we have purchase or given to us.  The P&C would requires pictures must accompany the Tribal Artifacts by Program Sheet (See Below).  You may obtain an Excel Spreadsheet by contact

If your program are requiring a property of insurance or certificate of liability form, please use the following forms:

CCT Inland (Equipment) Marine inventory is vital to keep current, please use the attached form to add/delete equipment that values at $5,000 or above.

The Tribes property is reviewed annually, if you have property that requires to be add or deleted from the inventory list, please use the below:

To add, delete, or change a vehicle for insurance, please use the vehicle insurance coverage request form, please make sure your account number is on the form for insurance purposes:

If your program have lost, had an item stolen, or misused/abused, no longer needed, not economical to repair, trade in, auction, dispose for scraps, retain for parts, turn into Recycling or Transfer to another program than please use the following form:

Below is the current Vehicle Policy for the Colville Confederated Tribes, Resolution #2014-272 | Vehicle Policy 5-15-14