You may be able to receive compensation from the City of Chicago for some of the costs you incurred if your vehicle or property was damaged. Click on the link above to download the correct form. For pothole or vehicle damage from falling tree branches, please use the Vehicle Damage Claim Form.

In most municipalities, claimants are required to file a case in small claims court. In Chicago, these claims are reviewed and settled by the Chicago City Council in conjunction with the City Council’s Committee on Finance.

Claim Process Overview

Vehicle Damage Claim Form

Property Damage Claim Form