Filing Claims

Injury | Auto Damage | Potholes

You can file the following types of claims against the City of Providence:

  • Personal injury
  • Automobile damage
  • Injury or auto damage caused by a pothole

All claims petitions must be filed with claimants’ original signatures on the petition (no photocopied claims petitions).

Personal Injury Claims

Download and complete the Personal Injury Claim Form. Claimants must include information pertinent to and in support of the claim.  This information should include:

  • medical bills
  • photos (if available)
  • date/time/location of incident
  • witness statements
  • police reports
  • any additional supportive documentation


Property Damage Claims

Download and complete the Auto Property Damage Claim Form.  Petitioners must submit either:

  • Two estimates for the damage repair (if no work has been done), OR
  • A copy of the repair bill, if the repair has been completed

A detailed description of the incident must be written in the blank portion of the form, and the bottom portion of the form must be completed and signed.  If the petition is not completed in detail with a full description and signature, the submission will not be filed and will be returned to the claimant.

Pothole Claims

If a claim is specific to an injury or automobile damage related to a pothole in the City of Providence,  claims must be filed within seven days from the date of the incident as per Rhode Island General Laws, Section 24-5-13.

Personal Injury Claim Form Auto + Property Damage Claim Form

All claims must be filed with Office of City Clerk for proper filing at the following address:

Office of the City Clerk
Providence City Hall
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI  02903

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