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For spill related damage claims, call 1-800-440-0858

To volunteer, call the Deepwater Horizon Response Volunteer Request Line at 1-866-448-5816 or the Alabama state line at 2-1-1.

To report oiled or injured wildlife, call 1-866-557-1401

To report oil on land, or for general Community and Volunteer Information, please call 1-866-448- 5816.

To register as a consultant, contractor, or vendor, or to submit information on alternative response technology services, products or suggestions, please call 281-366-5511.

For oil spill health questions: 1-888-623-0284

Oil cleanup jobs:

Oil Spill Response


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Anyone with legitimate claims of financial injury by the BP oil spill should use the claims process to seek compensation. This is the process headed by federally-appointed claims czar Ken Feinberg. Please see below the various ways to submit a claim. As of mid-March, BP paid more than $1.03 billion to Alabama claimants, including $83 million in payments to Alabama governmental entities. Individuals and businesses received $779 million. Tourism payments amount to $22 million. Vessels of Opportunity, which were local vessels that were put to work as part of the cleanup, received $129 million.

There are seven [7] ways to submit a claim:

  1. Website:

  2. Claims Site Office:Look on website or call 1-800-916-4893;
    TTY: 1-866-682-1758

  3. Telephone: 1-800-916-4893
    TTY: 1-866-682-1758

  4. Regular Mail: Gulf Coast Claims Facility
    Kenneth R. Feinberg, Administrator
    P.O. Box 9658
    Dublin, OH  43017-4958

  5. Overnight, Certified or Registered Mail:
    Gulf Coast Claims Facility
    Kenneth R. Feinberg. Administrator
    5151 Blazer Pkwy.
    Suite A
    Dublin, OH  43017

  6. Fax: 1-866-682-1772

  7. Email:

The open period for emergency claims expired November 23, 2010. But a Claim for Final Payment may be submitted through August 23, 2013.

There is a separate process and funds setup for Real Estate Brokers.  That process will go through the State Real Estate Commission/Office.

Anyone that believes Fraud may be involved in a claim or Disaster Contract should call the Department of Justice National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline: 1-877-623-3423.

Our commissioners continue to stay abreast of developments related to the safety and health of the environment as it may be impacted by the oil spill. They note that national, state and local health authorities have been steadily monitoring conditions and are taking appropriate action. For more information, please click the link Health Advisory on this page.

More facts and photos are available from the Unified Command Web site at

Helping to manage operations at the Mobile Unified Command Post are individuals from the U.S. Coast Guard and British Petroleum (BP).  Pictured here are teams representing Operations, Planning, Incident Command and Documentation.