Berkeley Accident Reports

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If you were involved in an auto accident, obtaining a copy of your traffic report is a smart move, especially if you plan to file an auto insurance claim. At, you can search our crash report data center to get a copy of your report as soon as possible. Start your search 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 Report?

You can get a copy of your Berkeley police report at or you can go through the Berkeley Police Department. The Berkeley Police Department offers three ways to obtain a copy of your traffic report.

Public Request for Records In-Person

You can visit the Berkeley Police Department in person and fill out a Records Request Form to obtain a copy of your collision report. You must provide a valid photo ID and pay the appropriate fee at the time of pick up. Contact the department by phone before you pick up your traffic report to ensure it’s available.
Berkeley Police Department’s Phone Number: 5109815900The Berkeley Police Department is located at:2100 Martin Luther King Jr WayBerkeley, CA94704
Business Hours: Open 24 hours

Request By Mail

To obtain a copy of your incident report you can send a written request to the Berkeley Police Department and include your mailing address, a stamped envelope, a copy of your photo ID, and payment. Mail your request to:2100 Martin Luther King Jr Way Berkeley, CA94704


Visit the Berkeley Police Department’s website to learn how to obtain your crash report online.

How Much Do Berkeley Police Department Accident Reports Cost?

Traffic reports are $8 to $20 per copy.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

  • The names and contact information for all involved parties
  • The police officer’s findings after conducting an accident investigation which can include their opinion regarding which driver they believe was negligent and how the accident occurred
  • Insurance information
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • VINs
  • Incident type
  • Details on crimes
  • License plate numbers
  • Vehicle makes and models
  • Witness statements and contact information
  • Road and weather conditions
  • A diagram of the crash site
  • Time of accident
  • Location of accident
  • A description of bodily injuries and vehicle damage

Who Can Get Unredacted Traffic Accident Police Records?

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

When Will My Collision Report Be Available?

The record request process can take up to fourteen business days. A personal request for an accident report that involves a fatality, crime, or significant bodily injury may be unavailable if there is an active or ongoing police investigation.

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

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, you must obtain a copy of your crash report as soon as possible to help you receive the compensation you’re owed for medical bills, lost wages, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, and more. Working with a personal injury attorney and obtaining a copy of this report can significantly strengthen your chances of receiving a fair settlement. An accident attorney will use the information in this report to prove the other driver was negligent. The vital information found in accident reports can include the reporting law enforcement officer’s opinion concerning which driver was negligent, any citations issued for traffic law violations, a diagram of the accident site, a description of your injuries and vehicle damage, road and weather conditions, and more. Using this information, your attorney can build a strong case and help you receive a fair settlement for your losses.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At, you can take advantage of our crash report data center and search for your California accident report, now. We know how difficult life after an accident can be and have made it our mission to help accident victims obtain this important document for their records. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information.

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