State of Connecticut Office of the Claims Commissioner

Overview

NOTE: PURSUANT TO CONNECTICUT PUBLIC ACT 23-131, AS OF JULY 1, 2023, NO FEE IS REQUIRED WITH THE FILING OF A CLAIM. 

The legal concept of sovereign immunity provides that the state cannot be sued for monetary damages. Unless the legislature consents, the state cannot be held liable for any damage or injury it causes, or for the cost of any goods, services or benefits received by the state. The Connecticut Constitution states, “Claims against the state shall be resolved in such manner as may be provided by law.” 

 

Pursuant to that constitutional provision, the legislature established a procedure for resolution of claims against the state in General Statutes sections 4-141 through 4-165c and in section 54-102uu.   

 

The Office of the Claims Commissioner operates within the Department of Administrative Services for administrative purposes only, with independent decision-making authority

 

Please visit our Documents/Forms page to obtain the correct form for you to file a claim against the State. We have a General Claim Form and we have a Claim Form for Inmates. We also have a document on that page: Here is How the Process Works. This document explains the process when you file your claim against the State.