Alameda Accident Reports

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At, you can search our traffic accident report information center to locate a copy of your crash report online, as soon as possible. Searches are fast and simple. To get started now, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Crash Report?

You can get a copy of your Alameda police report at, or through the Alameda Police Department. The Alameda Police Department offers two ways to request your motor vehicle crash report.

Public Records Request In-Person

Visit the Alameda Police Department in person to fill out an Alameda Police Records Release Form. You must provide accident details, including your full name, the location, and date of the accident, the report fee, and show your valid photo ID. The department is located at:1555 Oak St, Alameda, CA 94501
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (510) 337-8340

Online Report Request

Visit the Alameda Police Department website to learn how to obtain a copy of your motor vehicle crash report online.

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

Alameda Police Department accident reports may cost $4 to $24 per copy.

When Will My Traffic Accident Report Be Available?

In most cases, your motor vehicle crash report will be available within eight business days. However, if the accident involved a fatal injury or crime, your report may be unavailable for several months, until an investigation has concluded.

What Information is in a Traffic Accident Report?

Crash reports are legal documents that are filled out by police officers who respond to the scene of an accident. Each report will contain the names and contact details for all parties involved, a diagram of the accident scene, license plate numbers and driver’s license numbers, insurance information, road and weather conditions, and anything that may have contributed to the accident such as traffic jams or road closures. The report also contains the police officer’s accident investigation summer. The summary details how and why the crash occurred and which driver the officer believed was negligent.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Police Accident Report?

Eligible persons with access to documents include all parties involved in the accident, the parent or legal guardian of a minor, vehicle owners, insurance companies, personal injury lawyers, and law enforcement agencies.

Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Alameda Police Records?

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident in California that was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation that can cover the cost of all accident-related damages including hospital bills, lost wages, and past and future medical expenses. The information found in a collision report can help strengthen your claim and prove the other driver was negligent. This information includes the accident investigation summary written by the reporting patrol officer, detailing how and why the accident occurred and which driver the officer believed was negligent. Also noted in a traffic crash report:

  • Any citations issued
  • Any arrests made
  • A description of the injuries you sustained
  • Any vehicle damage
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • Road and weather conditions

Anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as debris on the road or traffic jamsIf you’re working with an experienced accident attorney, they will use the information in your crash report when negotiating with the other driver’s insurance company to fight for a fair settlement.

How Can I Get My Traffic Crash Report Online?

At, we’ve made it our mission to help accident victims obtain a copy of their Alameda police records as soon as possible. We understand how overwhelming life can be after an auto accident, especially if you sustained catastrophic injuries, so we’ve made it simple for accident victims to get a copy of their California accident reports online and from the comfort of their homes. To get started now, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information to get assistance.

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