Charlotte Accident Reports

A Faster Way to Get a Copy of Your Traffic Report

At, you can take advantage of our crash report information center and get a copy of your traffic report as soon as possible. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

You can get a copy of your Charlotte police report at, or you can go through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters offers three ways to get a copy of your collision report.

Requests for Accident Reports In-Person

You can visit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters in person and fill out a Records Request form to obtain a copy of your traffic report. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters is located at: 601 E Trade Street Charlotte, NC28202

Request Report for Accident By Phone

Contact the department by phone to request a copy of your report. Reports must be picked up in person.
Phone: (704) 336-2848
Normal business hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

Accident Report Requests By Mail

Send a written request, along with payment, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and the appropriate fee to: ATTN: Records Section601 E Trade Street Charlotte, NC28202

How Much Do Motor Vehicle Accident Reports Cost?

Traffic reports are $3.50 per copy.

What Information is in a Traffic Crash Report?

  • The names and contact information for all parties involved
  • Time and date of accident
  • Location of accident
  • Insurance information
  • Diagram of the accident scene
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • The opinion of the reporting law enforcement officer concerning who they believe was responsible for the collision
  • Weather and road conditions
  • License plate numbers/VINs
  • A description of the injuries sustained in the accident
  • Details about damages to vehicles and personal property damage
  • Reporting law enforcement agency
  • Accident type, such as motorcycle crash, SUV crash, fatal motor vehicle crash, crash with injury, etc.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Crash Report?

  • All parties involved in the accident
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor involved in the crash
  • Vehicle owner
  • Accident law attorney
  • Insurance company

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

When you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, you deserve justice and compensation for all accident-related damages. If you plan to pursue an accident claim or personal injury lawsuit, you must obtain a copy of your traffic report to help strengthen your case. A personal injury attorney can use the information in a collision report to help prove the other driver was at fault. This information includes:

  • The responding police officer’s opinion regarding who they believe was at fault for the car crash, a diagram of the crash site, a description of the injuries you sustained, vehicle damage, and property damage, weather and road conditions, and more.

An experienced accident attorney from a personal injury law firm will use this information when negotiating with an insurance company to fight for fair compensation.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At, we can help you obtain a copy of your North Carolina accident report. Take advantage of our crash report information center to search for a copy of your report as soon as it’s available. Getting your crash report online has never been easier. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.
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