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Safety and Risk Management

Filing a Claim Against the City
Unfortunately, events do occur which may require you to file a claim against the City for damages cause to your automobile or property and even injuries sustained by you.

  • Use the Automobile Claim Form to file a claim against the City, and our insurer LGIT, if you believe the City should be legally liable for damage caused to your vehicle or personal injury resulting from an automobile accident.

  • Use the Generic Claim Form to file a claim against the City, and our insurer(s),if you believe the City should be legally liable for damages caused to you or your property.

  • Use the Sewer Backup Claim Form to file a claim against the City, and our insurer LGIT, if you believe the City should be legally liable for damage caused to your property resulting from a sewer backup originating from City maintained sewer lines.

The City will strive to file your claim as soon as we receive it, but it may take up to two business days to file this with our insurer.

The City has created a series of online forms to provide prompt, accurate and convenient reporting of claims sustained by our residents and businesses. The City will accept these forms as meeting the notice provision of the Local Government Tort Claims Act (Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. §§ 5-301 through 5-304 (2002 repl. vol.), Maryland Local Government Tort Claims Act, Section 5-304(b). 

If you have sustained damages and if this is not a notice or report only claim, the City will file your claim through our insurer, the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT), and will email you with your individual claim number and the insurance adjusters contact information. LGIT will handle all aspects of the management of your claim on behalf of the City, and will make all determinations regarding the acceptance or denial of any claims for damages. 

Employee Claim Forms
Employees are required to report work-related injuries sustained to employees or volunteers by the end of the business day in which the incident occurs. Serious injuries must be immediately reported to the Safety & Risk Division and are considered any treatment requiring in-patient hospitalization, amputation, loss of an eye or fatality.

  • Use the Employee First Report of Injury Form to report all work-related injuries sustained to employees or volunteers.
     
  • Supervisors are required to complete the Supervisor First Report of Injury Form to report all work-related injuries sustained to employees.
     
  • Use the Non-Injury Incident Report Form to file reports with the Safety & Risk Management Division for the following types of incidents: property damage to City property, graffiti, City tree falling down and damaging property, reports of uneven sidewalks, potholes, other public safety hazards, etc.



Marcus L. Odorizzi, CSP, ASP
Safety & Risk Manager
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Jason Weintraub
Loss Control Specialist
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Division of Safety & Risk Management
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Ph: 240-314-8470

24 Hour Public Works
Utilities Emergency Line

(water, sewer and street)
Ph: 240-314-8567