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Filing a Claim with the City of Baltimore for personal injuries or property damage

If you think that the City of Baltimore or one of its employees injured you or your property, you may send us a claim.

  • You must send a written claim to the City Law Department.
  • You may hand deliver the claim or you may send it by certified mail – return receipt requested.
  • You cannot send it by regular mail.
  • The City Law Department must receive your claim within 180 days from the date of injury.
  • You may use the claim form prepared by the Law Department. You can get a copy of the claim form by clicking below. You do not have to use this form.
  • You must include in the claim:
    -  the date of the injury
    -  who was involved
    -  where it occurred and
    -  a brief explanation
  • An investigator from the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Law Department will investigate the claim
  • When the investigator completes his/her investigation, he/she will advise you of the decision.

The steps listed above are steps you may follow to file a complaint with the Law Department. The Law Department is not giving you legal advice. If you think you need legal advice, you should hire your own attorney.

Contacts

Baltimore City Law Department
Kurt Heinrich
100 N. Holliday Street
Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410)396-3308 – claims involving damage caused by a City owned vehicle
(410)396-3400 – other claims
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