Claims Against the State of Michigan
GENERAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO ALL CLAIMS
In accordance with MCL 600.6419 (10) or MSA 27A.6419, the State Administrative Board is vested with authority upon advice of the Attorney General to consider and allow claims against the State of Michigan, its departments, officers, and colleges and universities for an amount less than $1,000.00 for the loss of personal property or personal injury.
If your claim against the State of Michigan is for $1,000.00 or more, you may decide to file a
claim for only $999.99 with the State Administrative Board; otherwise the State Administrative
Board does not have jurisdiction over this claim and the claim needs to be filed with the
Michigan Court of Claims. Information regarding the Court of Claims can be obtained
If you file with the State Administrative Board and your claim is approved, the State of Michigan will calculate the value of any lost or damaged personal property at the time of the loss, so be sure to include the receipt for the item so the depreciation can be determined.
Without a receipt, the value of the item must be depreciated down to the residual value of the item (10% of the original value).
HOW TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE OF MICHIGAN FOR LESS THAN $1,000.00
FOR THE LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OR PERSONAL INJURY
1. Print out the DTMB-1104 - Form
"CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE OF MICHIGAN FOR PERSONAL LOSSES LESS THAN $1,000."
Page two is the instruction sheet and does not need to be sent in with the form.
2. Fill out the DMB-1104 form according to the instructions sheet.
3. Gather and copy any documents necessary to prove your claim.
WE DO NOT RETURN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS,
SO SEND COPIES OF THEM WITH YOUR CLAIM - NOT THE ORIGINALS.
4. THE FORM MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED.
5. DON'T CROSS OUT ANY TEXT PRINTED ON THE FORM.
6. To send the form - Follow the instructions on page two for the claim form.
CLAIMS BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Administrative Guide 0620.08 covers claims made by the general public.
CLAIMS BY PRISONERS
You may print out the DTMB-1104 claim form here, or a prisoner may request a DMB-1104 claim form from the Grievance Coordinator at the correctional facility where you are incarcerated.
After filling the form out and gathering the documentation needed to prove your claim, give the claim and documentation to the Grievance Coordinator at your facility per the instructions on page two of the claim form.
Administrative Guide 0620.06 covers claims made by prisoners.
CLAIMS BY STATE EMPLOYEES
For faster claim resolution, you may turn the completed claim form in to your department's Human Resources Office or Finance Office.
If you want to mail the claim in, send it to the address on the page two of the form.
Pursuant to MCL 600.6420 or MSA 27A.6420, your Department Director may choose to resolve any employee's claim of $500.00 or less,
EXCEPT CLAIMS FOR
JEWELRY OVER $50.00,
CASH OVER $100.00, AND
PERSONAL VEHICLE CLAIMS.
Administrative Guide 0620.07 covers claims made by State Employees.
APPEALING A CLAIM DENIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
In order to appeal a claim denied by the Department of Transportation, please send an email to
DMB-StateAdBoard@michigan.gov asking that your claim be appealed.
You can cut and paste the following into the email:
I want to appeal my claim originally denied by the Department of Transportation.
My full name is (Insert your first and last name.)
I filed my claim at the Regional Transportation Service Center in (Insert name of City.)
Please see the following regarding claims for Highway Defects
Claims for highway defects are decided under MCL 691.1402.
In order to prevail, a claimant must show:
1) Failure to maintain "the improved portion of the highway designed for vehicular travel"
reasonably safe and fit for travel (design);
2) Notice of condition given to Michigan Department of Transportation 30 days before
the accident (constructive notice); and
3) Where the defective condition caused or was a contributing factor to the damages suffered.
APPEALING A CLAIM DECISION OF THE STATE ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD
Michigan law does not provide claimants with an appeal process for State Administrative Board decisions.