How do I file a tort claim against the District of Columbia?
Three methods to submit a claim. Use the eFiling Portal, or visit orm.dc.gov to download forms and mail forms via first-class mail or hand-deliver submission. Fax submissions are not accepted. Due to the current health emergency, in-person claim submissions are not permitted.
When can I use the eFiling Portal?
eFiling Portal may be used at any time to file a tort claim.
Should I file the same claim both electronically and in person or by first-class mail?
No. Submit your claim using ONLY one of the three methods: electronically via the eFiling Portal, in person, or by first-class mail. Fax submissions are not accepted.
What should I do if the eFiling Portal system is unavailable for filings due to a technical failure?
Visit orm.dc.gov to download forms and mail forms via first-class mail or hand-deliver submission. Certified mailings are not required. Fax submissions are not accepted.
How much time do I have to file a notice of claim?
By law, claims must be filed with the Office of Risk Management within 6 months of the date of incident. D.C. Code § 12-309
What type of claims can be filed using the eFiling Portal?
ONLY Tort claims can only be filed using the eFiling system.
What is a Tort?
A Tort is a civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which injury occurs to another. Individuals can file a tort claim against the District for property damage or injury arising out of the actions or inactions of the District and/or its employees.