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    LynnMHansen is offline Junior Member
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    Do I file a police report for property damage on private property?

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New Hampshire

    During plowing operations in a parking lot of a customer, one of our drivers backed into a light pole causing damage. Do we need to file a police report? We may or may not file an insurance claim, depending upon the extent of the damage. Will that make a difference as to whether a police report is filed?
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    A police report should not be necessary. I assume there was damage to the truck only not to the pole as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnMHansen View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New Hampshire

    During plowing operations in a parking lot of a customer, one of our drivers backed into a light pole causing damage. Do we need to file a police report? We may or may not file an insurance claim, depending upon the extent of the damage. Will that make a difference as to whether a police report is filed?
    [url]http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/forms/dsmv400.pdf[/url]

    In new hampshire a police report is a must if the apparent damage exceeds 1000 dollars.

    A commercial light pole probably exceeds that threshold.

    The on private property does not matter.

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