A Better Way to Get Your Traffic Collision Report Online

At AccidentReports.com, we know how important it is to get a copy of this legal document for your records, which is why we’ve made it our mission to make this process as easy as possible. Take advantage of our comprehensive collision report data center now to get a copy of your traffic report as soon as it’s available. Fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information to get assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Crash Report?

You can get a copy of your Encinitas police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. The department offers two ways to obtain a copy of your report.

In-Person

Visit the San Diego County Sheriff’s Records & ID in person to get a copy of your report. You must provide proof of valid ID and pay the accident report fee at the time of pickup.

The department is located at:

9621 Ridgehaven Ct.
San Diego, CA
92123

By Mail

You can obtain copies of reports by mail. To do, submit a written request and include a copy of your valid photo ID, a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and the report fee.

Send your request to:

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
Attn: Records & ID Division, Cases Section
P.O. Box 939062
San Diego, CA
92193-9062

When Will My Report Be Available?

Reports are processed within 3-10 business days. Accepted forms of payment include personal checks, certified checks, or money orders. In-person requests can be paid by cash. Checks and money orders must be made payable to San Diego County Sheriff.

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department accident report fee is $20.00 per copy.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

A crash report is a legal document that’s filled out by a police officer who responds to the scene of an accident. In this document, you’ll find basic accident details such as the time, date, and location of the crash, the names and contact details for every party involved, insurance information, vehicle license plate numbers, driver’s license numbers, and statements provided by each driver.

Police officers are required to thoroughly document the details of an accident and conduct an investigation to determine how the accident occurred and which driver was negligent. They will also include anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as inclement weather, poor road conditions, a traffic jam, traffic congestion, debris on the road, or obscured traffic signs.

Additional information found in a crash report includes:

  • Any injuries sustained by any party involved in the collision
  • A description of vehicle damage and personal property damage
  • A diagram of the crash site
  • Actions of police officers
  • Any citations issued for traffic violations

Who Can Get an Unredacted Police Investigation Report?

Eligible persons who can obtain a copy of an unredacted crash report include all involved parties, vehicle owners, accident attorneys, insurance companies, or the parent or legal guardian of a minor.

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

If you were injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to pursue compensation that will cover the cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages from work, property damage, emotional distress, and more. However, it’s your job to prove the other driver was at fault for the collision.

Obtaining a copy of your accident report is one way to strengthen your claim and provide evidence showing the driver’s negligence resulted in the accident and your injuries. A personal injury lawyer can use this information when negotiating with the insurance company to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At AccidentReports.com, we know how devastating life after an auto accident can be, which is why we’ve created a crash report information center that allows accident victims to search for and obtain a copy of their California accident reports as soon as possible. Searches are fast, simple, and hassle-free. To begin your search now, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information.

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