File A Damage Claim

SCDOT is dedicated to quickly and fairly resolving claims for damages that occur on state-maintained roads due to a road defect or other condition pursuant to the SC Tort Claims Act.

Before you start make sure you take the following steps:

number one

Do I have an Eligible Claim?

  • Damage occurred on a SCDOT road Check location in Street Finder  
  • SCDOT must have known about the condition or defect before damage occurred
  • SCDOT did not correct the condition in a reasonable time
number two

Requirements to Submit a Claim

More Detailed Information  
number three


Submit Your Documents Online 

OR via mail to:

  • ATTN: Customer Service Center
  • 955 Park Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201

An individual has one year from date of occurrence to file a damage claim.

Need Help?

Contact our Customer Service Center toll free at 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368) or 803-737-1200 or by email.

What happens next?