What is a Notice of Claim?

A "Notice of Claim" is a notice to the City of Albany of your claim against the City. The contents of a notice of claim are set forth in the New York General Municipal Law § 50-e (2). A Notice of Claim must include:

  1. The name and post office address of each claimant, and of his/her attorney, if any
  2. The nature of the claim
  3. The time when, the place where and the manner in which the claim arose
  4. The items of damage or injuries claimed to have been sustained so far as then practicable

The notice of claim shall not state the damages the claimant deems himself/herself entitled to.

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1. What does the Law Department of the City of Albany handle?
2. What do I do if I have a complaint against the City of Albany, or if I want to seek reimbursement from the City?
3. Does the City of Albany award reimbursement in every case?
4. What is a Notice of Claim?
5. How long do I have to serve a Notice of Claim?
6. How do I serve a Notice of Claim?
7. Are there any costs involved with filing a Notice of Claim?
8. Where can I get a Notice of Claim form?
9. After I file a Notice of Claim, what is the process?
10. Approximately how long does it take for the City of Albany to respond to a Notice of Claim?
11. What happens if it is determined that there is no liability on the part of the City of Albany?
12. What is “prior written notice?"
13. What happens if it is determined that the City of Albany is liable for my loss, as is detailed in the Notice of Claim?