Basement Flooding - PA 222 Claim Form
If you experienced a sewage backup into your basement and would like to file a claim for damages, you must file a written notice of claim within 45-days of the date that the damages occurred or should have been discovered. Michigan Public Act 222 of 2001, provides that a property owner, known as the claimant, may seek compensation for property damage or physical injury from a governmental agency if the claimant meets certain requirements under the law. Filing a claim within the 45-day time period does not automatically mean you will be entitled to reimbursement or compensation for your damages. It means your claim will be carefully reviewed to determine if there is any governmental liability. However, if you miss the 45-day deadline, which has been established by state law, your claim will be disqualified for reimbursement.
The written notice must include your name, address, and phone number and the address of the affected property. You also must provide the date of discovery of the injury or damage along with a brief description of the incident. To make that process more convenient, please feel free to use our easy-to-use form by clicking on the link above.