The Help You Need After a Serious Auto Accident

At, you can search our collision report information center and obtain a copy of your traffic accident report online, as soon as it’s available. 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 Carlsbad police report at, or you can go through the Carlsbad Police Department. The Carlsbad Police Department offers four ways to get a copy of your traffic report.


You can visit the Carlsbad Police Department and fill out a Public Records Request Report. You must provide a valid photo ID and pay the appropriate fee at the time of pick up.The Carlsbad Police Department is located at:2560 Orion WayCarlsbad, CA92010Contact the department before you attempt to pick up your collision report to make sure the report has been processed and is available. Phone: 442-339-2100

By Mail

You can send a written request to the Carlsbad Police Department, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, the traffic report fee, and a copy of your valid photo ID. Send your mail request to:2560 Orion WayCarlsbad, CA92010


Visit the Carlsbad Police Department’s website to learn how you can obtain your crash report online. By PhoneContact the Carlsbad Police Department and request a copy of your report. You can have the report mailed to you or pick it up in person, once it’s available. You will be notified via email or phone when your report has been processed and is available.

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

Copies of police record reports are $11 per copy.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

Accident reports are filled out by a police officer who responds to the scene of an accident. These documents can be used as evidence for insurance purposes. Inside a crash report, you’ll find information including:

  • The makes and models of every vehicle involved
  • Vehicle plate numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Registration and insurance information
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • A description of any injuries or vehicle damage sustained in the accident
  • Road and weather conditions
  • The names and contact information for all parties involved
  • The time, date, and location of the accident
  • The accident investigation summary, which details how the accident occurred and which driver the police officer believes was negligent
  • Any citations issued or arrests made

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

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

When Will My Traffic Accident Report Be Available?

Simple auto accident reports are available within ten to twelve days after a collision. Other types of incidents, such as a fatal traffic collision, requires an in-depth police investigation. Accident reports that involve fatalities, serious bodily injuries, or a crime, may be unavailable for several months.

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

If you sustained injuries in an auto accident you may be entitled to compensation to cover the cost of all accident-related expenses such as medical bills, lost wages from work, pain and suffering, and more. If you obtain legal representation after an auto accident your personal injury lawyer will use the information found in this type of law enforcement record to help strengthen your claim for compensation. The important information in these types of reports may include the responding police officer’s opinion regarding how the accident took place and which party was negligent, a diagram of the accident scene, a description of the injuries you sustained in the accident, a description of vehicle damage, any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws, any arrests made, statements made by drivers and passengers involved in the accident, and more. With the information in a traffic report, a personal injury lawyer can effectively negotiate a fair settlement for the harm you’ve suffered due to the negligence of another.

How Can I Get My Police Accident Investigation Report Online?

At, we have made it our mission to help accident victims obtain a copy of their official reports for insurance purposes. Take advantage of our comprehensive collision report information center and get your CA accident report as soon as it’s available. You can start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information. Fill Out the Form on this Page to Begin Your Online Accident Report Search

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