How do I serve a Notice of Claim?

A notice of claim must be served within the 90 day statutory period by delivering a copy personally, or by registered or certified mail to:
Corporation Counsel
24 Eagle Street
Room 106
Albany, NY 12207

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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?