A Better Way to Get Your Crash Report Online

At AccidentReports.com, we can help you get a copy of your traffic report as soon as possible, thanks to our comprehensive accident report information center that’s simple and easy to use. Start your search by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Accident Report?

You can get a copy of your Santa Cruz police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office provides three ways to request your report.

Request Report In-Person

You can visit the Sheriff’s office in person and fill out a Records Request form to obtain a copy of your crash report. You must show your valid photo ID at the time of pick up.

Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is located at:

5200 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
95062

By Mail

If you don’t have time to pick up your report in person, you can send a written request to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office to obtain an initial report. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, accident details, such as the report number, the location and date of the accident, the names of the parties involved, and the accident report fee, and mail it to:

5200 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
95062

Online Citizen Police Report Request

You can visit the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office website to learn how to request a crash report online.

How Much Do Copies of Police Reports Cost?

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office accident report fee can depend on how you obtain your report and the length of the report. The fees can range from $12 to $26 per copy.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

  • The time, date, and location of accident
  • A diagram of the accident site
  • The names and contact details of all parties involved
  • Insurance information
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • license plate numbers
  • Accident type
  • VINs
  • Weather and road conditions
  • The police officer’s accident investigation summary, detailing how the accident occurred, why, and which driver was at fault
  • A description of any injuries
  • A description of vehicle damage and personal property damage
  • Actions of police officers
  • Any arrests made
  • Any citations issued
  • Accident type, such as head-on crash, bicycle collision, or hit-and-run accident
  • Anything that may have contributed to an accident, such as a traffic jam, road closure, or inclement weather

Who Can Get an Unredacted Police Incident Report?

  • All parties involved in the crash
  • A parent or legal guardian of a minor
  • Personal injury attorneys
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Insurance companies

When Will My Report Be Available?

In most cases, you can request your report five days following an auto accident. For mail requests, you should receive your report within ten business days. If you have not received your report within two weeks, contact the station to speak with department personnel during regular business hours.

Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Santa Cruz Police Department Accident Report?

If you sustained injuries and/or vehicle damage in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. When you file an auto insurance claim or lawsuit, you must gather evidence to prove the other driver was negligent. An initial report contains vital information that can help strengthen your claim and prove the other driver was responsible.

This information includes a diagram of the crash scene, the Santa Cruz Police Department police officer’s accident investigation summary detailing the events of the accident and which driver the officer believed was negligent, a description of your injuries, a description of vehicle damage, road conditions, weather conditions, and anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as faulty traffic lights or debris on the road. Injury lawyers can use this information to build the strongest case possible to fight for the fair compensation you deserve.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At AccidentReports.com, you can take advantage of our easy-to-use, comprehensive crash report information to locate a copy of your CA crash report during this difficult time. Finally, a simple way to get your accident report, right when you need it the most. To begin your search, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information to get assistance.

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