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If you were injured in an auto accident in Bakersfield City that was not your fault, you need to get a copy of your traffic report for your records, as soon as possible. Search our crash report information center and get a copy of your motor vehicle police report as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Kern County Report?

Accident victims can get a copy of their Bakersfield police report at, or you can go through the Bakersfield Police Department.
The Bakersfield Police Department in Kern County offers three ways to get a copy of your traffic report.


You can visit the Bakersfield Police Department’s website and fill out a Record Request form to learn how to obtain a copy of your police incident report online.

In-Person Requests

To obtain a report in person, you can visit the Bakersfield Police Department and fill out a Records Request form to obtain a copy of your traffic report.
The Bakersfield Police Department in Kern County is located at:
1601 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA

You can purchase a BPD traffic report from the Bakersfield Police Department in Kern County between the hours of 8 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Contact the department before you pick up your report to ensure it’s available.
Bakersfield Police Department phone: 661-326-3883

Obtain a Copy of a BPD Traffic Report By Mail

For mail requests, you’ll send a written request to the Bakersfield Police Department in Kern County, in addition to your mailing address, a stamped envelope, and the report fee, to:
1601 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA

When Will My Kern County Traffic Report Be Available?

The Kern County report process can take five to seven business days after the request is made. Some reports may take up to ten business days to process unless there is an active accident investigation. If the accident involved a crime or fatality, you may not receive your requested report for several months or until the fatal collision investigation has concluded.

How Much Do Kern County Collision Reports Cost?

Payment of reports will depend on how you obtain a crime report. Traffic reports are $7 per copy. Accepted forms of payment include debit cards, credit cards, personal check, or money order. Make the money order or check payable to the City of Bakersfield.

What Information is in a Bakersfield Police Department Collision Report?

  • The names and contact information for all parties involved including email, phone number, and contact address
  • The responding police agency officer’s opinion concerning who they believe was at fault for the collision
  • A description of a bodily injury/major injuries sustained in the automobile crash
  • A description of vehicle damage/personal property damage
  • A diagram of the crash site
  • Witness statements and contact information
  • Weather and road conditions
  • Any citations issued for a traffic violation
  • Insurance information such as the auto insurance company, auto insurance policy, and coverage details
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers/VINs
  • Accident type, such as pedestrian traffic collision, head-on crash, DUI crash, etc.
  • Anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as broken brake lights, major traffic delays, etc.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Report?

  • All parties involved in the auto accident
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor involved in the car crash
  • Insurance company
  • Vehicle owner
  • Accident attorney
  • Law enforcement officer

Why Can't I Locate My Kern County Accident Report?

If the Bakersfield Police Department does not have a record of your traffic report, it’s possible that it was filed with another local law enforcement agency. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office handles traffic collisions that occur outside of the BPD’s jurisdiction.
To learn more, contact a public information officer in the Records Department at the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
Kern County Sheriff’s Office phone: (661) 391-7500

Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Kern County Collision Police Report?

If you sustained major injuries or property damage due to an accident in Bakersfield City that was not your fault, you may be eligible to file an auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to pursue compensation for the damages you sustained in the crash. An experienced injury attorney will use important information in the report to help strengthen your claim for compensation.
This information can include:

  • The reporting agency officer’s opinion regarding which driver they believe was responsible for the collision
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • Description of bodily injury/major injuries
  • Description of vehicle damage/property damage
  • Witness statements
  • Anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as brake lights, debris on the road, inclement weather conditions, etc.
  • Any citations issued by the Bakersfield Police Department at the time of the motor vehicle crash for traffic law violation

A personal injury attorney can use this information when negotiating with an insurance company to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for medical treatment, lost wages, and other damages.

How Can I Get My Bakersfield City Police Crash Report Online?

At, you can search our traffic accident information center and obtain a copy of your Kern County traffic report as soon as it’s available. Getting a copy of your California accident report has never been easier. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.

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