How to File a Claim

If you were involved in an accident with any Fire Department vehicle, such as a Fire Engine, Truck or Ambulance, or you wish to submit a claim for any damages against the Fire Department, you must file a claim against the City of San Francisco.

To file a claim, please fill out a Claim Form (PDF) as required under Government Code §905 and §915.  Please be sure to closely follow the instructions for filing a claim.  Instructions are included with the downloadable form referred to above.  Failure to closely follow the instructions may delay the processing of your claim.  Submit the original completed Claim Form along with an estimate for repair to:

Controller's Office
Claims Division
1390 Market Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA  94102

Claims must be filed within six months after the incident.

Please allow 45 days for the Controller's Office and the Claims Division of the City Attorney's Office to process and investigate your claim.

For a general description of the City's claims procedures, please visit the following page of the Office of the City Attorney's website: