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Claims Overview

Claim Filing Information

The state of Oregon is a self-insured public entity. The Department of Administrative Services' Risk Management program provides liability and restoration insurance coverage through the self-insurance fund.This program:

  • Investigates, evaluates and resolves claims.
  • Determines if damage is due to state activities. Pays only reasonable costs.
  • Encourages the following evidence be provided with claim:
    • Photos
    • Diagrams
    • Reports
    • Estimates of property replacement (generally 2 required)
    • Witness information

Claim Filing

Notice of a claim is a statement that a claim for damages is or will be asserted against the public body or an officer, employee or agent of the state in any written form. It must include a description of the time, place and circumstances describing the claim. The name of the claimant with a current mailing address for correspondence must also be included. The following links and forms are available for your use to file a claim against the state:

Frequently Asked Claim-Related Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding filing a claim and the processing of a claim. 

Mailing address:
     PO Box 12009
     Salem, Oregon 97309
Phone: 503-373-7475
Fax: 503-373-7337​