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The Claims Section investigates and attempts to resolve claims filed against the City of Detroit, involving both personal injury and property damage allegedly arising from the City's wrong doing or negligence.

The purpose of the Claims Section is to provide a simplified procedure for resolving legal disputes without the necessity, time and expense of our formal judicial system. Hence, the claims process serves both the needs of the claimant and the City.

Please note that the Claims Section does NOT take or receive complaints pertaining to any City services, department(s), official(s), or employee(s).

If you have any concerns regarding services for your neighborhood district office.

When filing a claim you must include:

  1. Doctor & hospital bills on injury claims.
  2. Two (2) estimates on property damage claims
  3. Verification of lost wages.
  4. License plate numbers and vehicle identification numbers of vehicles involved in the incident.

Police Claim Form