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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Report?

You can get a copy of your Santa Barbara police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s County Office.
The Santa Barbara Police Department works with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and no longer distributes crash reports.
Santa Barbara Sheriff’s County Office offers four ways to get a copy of your collision report.

In-Person

You can visit the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s County Office in person to obtain a copy of your incident report. You will need to pay the appropriate traffic accident report fee, show your valid photo ID and fill out a Records Request Form.
You must also contact the Records Unit before you attempt to pick up your report, to ensure it has been processed and is available for pick up.
Records Unit Phone: (805) 681-4180
The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s County Office is located at:
4434 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA
93110
Business Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Report Request By Mail

You can send a written request to the sheriff’s office, to obtain a copy of your traffic crash report. You must include a copy of your valid photo ID, the collision report fee, a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and accident details, including the date, time, and location of the accident, vehicle plate number, and the report number (if available).
Mail a written request to:
ATTN: CPRA
4434 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Email

Visit the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s County Office’s website to learn how to request your report via email.

Fax Requests

Visit the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s County Office’s website to learn more about accident report fax requests.

When Will My Vehicle Accident Report Be Available?

Depending on the facts of the accident, it can take an average of seven to ten days before a report has been processed and submitted to the Records Unit. Once a valid report has been processed, it can take up to ten business days to review a records request, after which, it can take an additional ten business days before you receive your report.

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

A Santa Barbara Sheriff’s County Office accident report is $15 per copy.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

In a vehicle accident report, you’ll find the following information:

  • The time, date, and location of the accident
  • The names and contact details for all parties involved
  • The law enforcement officer’s accident investigation summary, detailing why and how the accident occurred and which driver was at fault
  • A diagram of the crash site
  • A description of bodily injuries, personal property damage, and vehicle damage
  • Any citations issued or arrests made
  • Weather and road conditions
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Vehicle plate numbers
  • Insurance information
  • Registration information
  • Type of incident
  • Diagram of the accident scene
  • Accident type, such as two-vehicle collision, rollover collision, etc.
  • Anything that may have contributed to the accident such as potholes, traffic jam, roadwork, missing traffic signs, etc.

When Will My Santa Barbara County Collision Report Be Available?

The speed of requests for your incident report can depend on many factors, including the complexity of the accident and how many requests the department is processing at that time. In most cases, you can expect your report in thirty days.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Vehicle Accident Report?

  • All involved parties
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor
  • The personal representative of an accident victim
  • Accident attorney
  • Insurance company
  • Vehicle owner

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

If you sustained injuries in a car accident in Southern California that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation that can cover the cost of lost wages, medical treatment, pain and suffering, and more. If you plan to pursue compensation, you must obtain a copy of your traffic accident report to help strengthen your claim. A Santa Barbara Police Department accident report contains important information, including the police officer’s accident investigation summary, detailing why and how the accident occurred and which driver was negligent, a description of your injuries, any arrests made or citations issued for traffic violations, a diagram of the accident scene, and more.

How Can I Get My Police Traffic Accident Report Online?

At AccidentReports.com, you can take advantage of our comprehensive traffic collision information center and search for a copy of your CA accident report, as soon as it’s available. Searching is fast, simple, and hassle-free. Begin your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.

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