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A Columbia crash report contains important information that’s required for insurance purposes. At, you can easily obtain a copy of your collision report for your records using our crash report support center to search for a copy of your report as soon as it’s available. Fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Get a Copy of My Columbia Traffic Accident Report?

You can take advantage of the crash report information center provided by and start your search for your collision report now. You can also obtain your traffic report from the Maryland State Police Department, Central Records Division, by mail, or in person.

Obtain Your Report from Police Headquarters

You can visit the Maryland State Police Department Central Records Division in person to fill out a Record Request Form to obtain a copy of your Columbia police report. The Maryland State Police Department is located at:1711 Belmont AvenueBaltimore, Maryland 21244Contact the Records Division prior to picking up original copies of your crash report to ensure it’s available: (410) 281-2700 Police headquarters regular business hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Mail-In Requests

For mail-in requests, you can send a written request to the Maryland State Police Department to obtain a copy of your crash report. Mail your written request to:1711 Belmont AvenueBaltimore, Maryland 21244

Email Request

Unfortunately, at this time, you cannot make an email request for a copy of your incident report.

What if I Can't Locate My Police Report at Police Headquarters?

If the state police do not have a record of your car crash, you may need to contact another local law enforcement agency to locate the agency responsible for filing your report so you can obtain copies of accident reports as soon as possible.

How Much Does a Columbia Police Report Cost?

Columbia and Germantown accident reports have a fee of $4 per copy. Accepted forms of payment include check or money order. The check or money order should be made payable to the Maryland State Police.

What Information is in an Accident Report?

A Columbia police officer will document the accident scene and include the following information:

  • Names and contact information for all parties involved
  • Time of incident
  • Location of accident
  • Diagram of the accident scene
  • License plate numbers and VIN
  • Insurance information
  • Description of personal injuries and property damage
  • Crash narrative, which includes the Columbia police officer’s opinion regarding who they believe was at fault for the accident.

When Will My Traffic Crash Report Be Available?

Traffic crash reports are typically not available until ten days after the date of the collision. This allows the Central Records Division to process requests in a timely manner. However, if your accident involved a fatality, crime, or personal injury, your Columbia police report will be unavailable if there is an ongoing investigation. Accident investigations can prevent you from obtaining a copy of your report for several weeks or months until the Columbia police officer has closed the investigation.

Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Traffic Crash Report?

If you were involved in an accident and sustained injuries and vehicle damage, you can pursue compensation by filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. An MD accident report includes important information that can prove the other driver was negligent and should be held liable for your damages. This includes the responding police officer’s opinion concerning who they believe was responsible for the accident. This important document also includes the time of the incident, the location where the accident occurred, a description of property and vehicle damage, personal injuries, and witness statements, in addition to other helpful information that can strengthen an insurance claim or lawsuit.

How AccidentReports.Com Can Help You Obtain an Online Police Report

At, we offer a safe and fast way to obtain a copy of your traffic report, the minute it’s available. If you are unable to pick up your report in person and you don’t have time to wait for your report to arrive in the mail, take advantage of our crash report information center and obtain a copy of your accident report as soon as it’s available.
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