Potholes in New Jersey: How you can report them to officials
You're driving along and then it happens: BAM! You hit a pothole that damages your rim or even completely flattens your tire. How do you report it and get compensated for your damage?
Who you file for compensation with depends on what agency is responsible for maintaining your road.
The best first step is to check the Department of Transportation's pothole form to find out if the road where you are reporting a pothole is theirs via a pull-down menu listing all of their roads. New Jersey's interstate highways and roads like Route 1, Route 55 and 206 are examples of roads the DOT maintains.
If your car was damaged on the New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway you'll need to complete their form. Those roads are maintained by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
Or, for a county road, like Route 571 or Route 519, call the appropriate number below Otherwise, you will need to contact the township or municipality.
|Essex||973.239.3366 Extension 2220|
|Hudson||201.915.1373 Extension 6975/78|
Use the form below to tell us about the craters on the Jersey roads to give a heads up to your fellow drivers and possibly save them the indignity of hitting one of these potholes. If you can do it safely, take a picture of the pothole too to add to our Pothole Hall of Shame.