A More Convenient Way to Get a Copy of Your Traffic Report

If you were involved in a traffic collision, you need to get a copy of your crash report for your records. At AccidentReports.com, you can take advantage of our crash report information center to get a copy of your police records crash report as soon as it’s available.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Traffic Crash Report?

You can get a copy of your Cape Coral police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the Cape Coral Police Department. The Cape Coral Police Department offers two ways to get a copy of your traffic police records report.

Cape Coral Public Records Request In-Person

You can visit the Cape Coral Police Department and fill out a Records Request Form to obtain a copy of your official records in person. The Cape Coral Police Department is located at:1100 Cultural Park BoulevardCape Coral, FL33990Contact the Records Unit before you pick up your Cape Coral police records accident report to ensure it’s availableRecords Unit phone: (239) 574-0695Hours of operation: 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Public Request By Mail

Send mail requests to the Cape Coral Police Department to obtain a copy of your motor vehicle crash report. Mail requests can be sent to:1100 Cultural Park BoulevardCape Coral, FL33990

How Much Do Cape Coral Police Record Accident Reports Cost?

A Cape Coral City traffic report is $6 to $20 per copy.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

  • The names and contact information for all parties involved
  • Witness statements and contact information
  • The reporting law enforcement officer’s opinion regarding who they believe was at fault for the crash
  • A diagram of the crash site
  • Insurance information
  • Any citations issued for traffic law violations
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Vehicle plate numbers/VINs
  • Weather conditions
  • Traffic conditions
  • A description of personal injuries and vehicle damage/personal property damage
  • Registration information
  • Insurance information
  • Anything that may have contributed to the collision, such as a traffic jam, road closure, etc.
  • Actions of police officers
  • Time of accident
  • Location of accident
  • Date of accident
  • Any crimes committed, such as a traffic infraction, motor vehicle theft

Who Can Get an Unredacted Cape Coral Police Records Crash Report?

Citizens with access include:

  • All parties involved in the traffic collision
  • Vehicle owner
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor involved in the crash
  • Insurance company
  • Accident lawyer
  • Traffic officer

What if I Can't Locate My Traffic Report?

If the Cape Coral Police Department does not have a record of your traffic report, it’s possible your public records traffic report was filed with another agency. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office handles traffic collisions that are outside the Cape Coral Police Department’s jurisdiction. You can contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office directly by phone or visit the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to learn more. Lee County Sheriff’s Office phone: (239) 477-1000Lee County Sheriff’s address: 14750 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912

When Will My Crash Report Be Available?

If it was a simple accident, you can expect it to take seven business days to process your request. Accidents that involved a fatality, bodily injury, or criminal activities, can delay the release of your report for several weeks or months.

Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Cape Coral Police Records Traffic Report?

If you sustained injuries and/or vehicle damage or property damage due to the negligence of another person or entity, Florida law allows you to pursue compensation through an auto insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. A collision report contains information that you can use to strengthen your compensation claim, such as the responding police officer’s opinion regarding who they believe was at fault for the collision, any citations issued, weather and road conditions, a description of the injuries you sustained in the accident, a description of vehicle damage/property damage, a diagram of the crash site, and more. An accident injury lawyer can use the information in an accident investigation report when negotiating with an insurance company and fight for fair compensation for your damages.

What Search Criteria Do I Need to Use to Locate My Accident Report?

Search options for online access will vary. However, in many cases, an online search tool will require you to submit your full name, date, and location of the accident.

Will the Vital Records Department Have a Copy of My Traffic Report?

No. A Vital Records Department is in charge of distributing death records, birth records, divorce records, and marriage records. Civil court records, criminal court records, and criminal records are available through the local courts. Police departments, sheriff’s offices, and other law enforcement agencies distribute traffic reports and police reports.

How Can I Get Online Access to My Crash Report?

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, in-person requests may not be possible. You may also not have time to wait for your report to arrive in the mail. At AccidentReports.com, you can take advantage of our crash report information center for online access and search for a copy of your FL crash report as soon as it’s available. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information.
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