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eClaim Filing

NOTE: As of February 14, 2017 the PDF electronic claim forms have been revised. Older versions of the form will no longer be accepted. Check the form version in the upper right hand corner of the first page, and be sure it is one of the following:

  • NYC-COMPT-BLA-PI1-D (Personal Injury)
  • NYC-COMPT-BLA-PD1-D (Property Damage or Loss)
  • NYC-COMPT-BLA-PD2-D (Water Damage or Loss)
  • NYC-COMPT-BLA-PD3-D (Vehicular Property Damage)

Filing an Electronic Claim Using the eClaim System

Filing Tort Claims Electronically Through the eClaim System

Personal injury and property damage claims (tort claims) must be filed within 90 days from the date of occurrence.

Pursuant to an update to New York State General Municipal Law § 50-e, the Comptroller’s Office provides for the electronic filing of claims against the City via the eClaim system.

To file a tort claim electronically, select, download, and save the appropriate claim form from the eClaim Claim Forms list below. Follow the directions within the claim form. The more information provided, the more useful it will be to the claim investigation.

Please note that you must use Adobe Reader to fill out the claim form. Claim forms not completed using Adobe Reader will not be accepted. If you do not have the plug-in program needed to read these files, please download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

eClaim Claim Forms – Torts

To file a tort claim electronically via the eClaim system, please use the appropriate claim form from the following list:

Personal Injury

Property Damage

Once the claim form is complete (including all required fields), save the claim form. Then begin processing the claim in the eClaim system application below.

Frequently Asked Question about Filing an Electronic Claim (FAQs)

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