If you wish to file a claim for damages sustained by your vehicle along a roadway, you'll want to follow the following procedures.
All freeways, although maintained by the County, are State roads, so the Michigan Department of Transportation is liable for any damage claims.
This also pertains to the following State Trunkline Roads in Wayne County: Woodward, Gratiot, Grand River, Michigan Ave., Telegraph, Fort Street, Ford Road, Ann Arbor Road and Van Dyke.
To file a claim from pothole damage along any of the above roads, call MDOT: (877) 641-3913, or download the Michigan Department of Transportation website for more information and complete instructions.
MDOT Damage Claim Information
Most other major "mile" roads are the responsibility of the County, although some may be the responsibility of whichever city you live in. If you don't know, just call the County's Claim office at (313) 224-7766, and they'll tell you.
You can also download the Wayne County Damage Claim Form and return it by mail or in person to:
Wayne County Risk Management - Claims Division
500 Griswold, 20th Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48226