California Department of Transportation


Q How do I file a claim against Caltrans?

If you feel that you have lost money or property as a result of any action or inaction by Caltrans and your claim is for $5,000 or less, you can file your claim directly with Caltrans. No fee is required for Caltrans claims under $5,000.  Look up where to file your claim.

If your claim is for over $5000 or concerns a different State of California agency, you can file a claim with the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board. This program gives you the opportunity to formally demand compensation for your loss, and may lead to a settlement of your claim without the need to file a lawsuit. For more information about the Government Claims Program or to request a claim form, write to: California Board of Control, Government Claims Division, P.O. Box 3035, Sacramento, California 95812-3035. You may also call the Government Claims Program toll-free at 1-800-955-0045.