A Better Way to Get Your California Auto Accident Report

At AccidentReports.com, we can help you obtain a copy of your crash report for your records. We know how tough it is to track down your accident report in person, especially if you were injured and your vehicle was damaged. Our easy-to-use accident report information center allows you to search for a copy of your report, as soon as it’s available. Begin now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Alameda County Crash Report?

You can get a copy of your Castro Valley police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the California Highway Patrol.
The California Highway Patrol offers two ways to obtain your crash report.

In-Person

Visit the California Highway Patrol in person to fill out a Records Release Incident Form. You must provide your valid photo ID and pay the appropriate fee at the time of pick up.
The California Highway Patrol is located at:
21020 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA
94546
Contact the department by phone before you visit the CHP Office to learn if your report is available for pick up.
Phone: (510) 581-9028
Business Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

By Mail

To send a written request to the California Highway Patrol you will need to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, a copy of your photo ID, and the accident report fee.
Send your police department accident report request to:
21020 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA
94546

How Much Do Traffic Collision Reports Cost?

A California Highway Patrol accident report may cost $5 to $23 per copy.

What Information is in an Alameda County Collision Report?

  • The time, date, location of the accident
  • The names and contact information for all parties involved
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • Witness contact information and statements
  • A description of bodily injuries
  • A description of vehicle damage
  • Insurance information
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers
  • Law enforcement officer’s accident investigation findings
  • Statements from each driver
  • Any citations issued
  • Actions of police officers

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

  • All parties involved in the crash
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor
  • Accident attorneys
  • Insurance companies
  • Vehicle owners
  • Law enforcement agencies

When Will My Traffic Collision Report Be Available?

Your report request will be processed within five business days. However, if the accident was a fatal crash, involved bodily injury, or a crime, there will be an ongoing law enforcement investigation. Your report will be unavailable until the investigation has concluded. If you were involved in a simple accident and have not received your report after five business days, contact the Castro Valley Police Law Enforcement Services Department during normal business hours to learn more.

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

If you were involved in a motor vehicle crash and sustained injuries, you might be entitled to compensation to cover the costs of your damages. Getting a copy of your crash report can be helpful since it contains information that can prove the other driver was negligent. This information includes the law enforcement officer’s investigation findings. This summary will go over how and why the accident occurred, and anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as debris on the road, inclement weather, or a traffic jam.

Additionally, in the incident report, you’ll also find a description of your injuries, vehicle damage, and other personal property damage, a diagram of the accident scene, witness contact information and statements, any citations issued, any arrests made, and other helpful information that can paint a clear picture of what led up to the accident and which driver was responsible.

Your accident attorney can use this information to build the strongest case possible to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At AccidentReports.com, you can search our crash report information center to obtain a copy of your CA accident report, the minute it’s available. Searches are fast and simple. To start your search, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information to get assistance.

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