March 27, 2023

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Filing a pothole claim in Denver? Records show city rarely pays up | FOX31 News

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DENVER (KDVR) — As cold nights begin to mix with warm days, potholes are appearing across the Front Range. 

In Denver, multiple crews are being dispatched every day to patch the holes, with the city receiving dozens of 311 calls every day

Drivers who damage their cars after hitting a pothole in Denver can file a claim for reimbursement within 180 days. But FOX31 has learned those claims are rarely paid out.

So far this year, 55 pothole claims have been submitted to the city. Only three have been paid out.

“I think it’s a racket,” Joe Salazar said.

Salazar said he blew his tire on a large pothole near 16th and Welton streets and was denied on his $1,300 claim to the city.

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