Columbus Accident Reports

The Fastest Way to Get Your Crash Report

You can take advantage of the easy-to-use crash report information center at, where you can search for your collision report and get your copy as soon as it’s available. Our crash report information center is easy to use and allows you to get this important document for your records, from the comfort of your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Get a Copy of My Crash Report in Georgia?

You can obtain a copy of your Columbus police report at or you can go through the Columbus Police Department or other local police agencies, in a few different ways.


You can visit the Columbus Police Department and fill out a Records Request Form in person. The Columbus Police Department is located at: Public Safety Building 510 10th Street Columbus, Georgia 31902. You must obtain your report from the police officers at the Desk Services section located in the lobby of the Public Safety Building. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 7 am to 7 pm. Contact the law enforcement agency prior to picking up your report to ensure it’s available. Phone: 706-653-3205

By Mail

To obtain a copy of your GA accident report by mail, you may submit a written request and include an advanced payment of $2.00. Mail your request to: Columbus Police Department Public Safety Building, Attn: Records 510 10th Street Columbus, Georgia31902

By Email-Online Services

Visit the Columbus Police Department’s website and send an email request for your electronic accident report. Reports must be picked up in person at: Columbus Police Department Public Safety Building, Attn: Records 510 10th Street Columbus, Georgia 31902

When Will My Columbus Crash Report Be Available?

Traffic accident reports are usually filled out by the responding law enforcement officer at the end of their shift, so the reports are typically available within forty-eight to seventy-two hours after the report was taken.

How Much Do Traffic Incident Reports Cost?

Columbus and Macon County accident reports are $2.00 per copy.

Who Can Obtain a Copy of a Collision Report?

Anyone involved in the accident can obtain a copy of a report, however, there is limited access to unredacted reports. Other parties that can obtain a copy of a crash report include personal injury lawyers, insurance carriers, and the parents or legal guardians of a minor.

Why Do I Need to Obtain Copies of Accident Reports?

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in personal injuries and/or property damage, an accident report can be used as valuable evidence in an insurance claim. You must provide proof to the other driver’s insurance company that shows their policy holder was negligent and should be held liable for your damages. In an accident report, you will find important information including:

  • The names and contact information for all parties involved
  • License plate numbers and VIN
  • A description of personal injuries, vehicle damage, other property damage
  • The time, date, and location of the occurrence
  • A diagram of the accident
  • Witness contact information and statements
  • A crash narrative that includes the police officer’s opinion concerning how the accident happened and which driver they believe was negligent.

Why Can't I Locate a Copy of My Collision Report?

If your accident took place outside the Columbus Police Department’s jurisdiction, you may need to contact other local law enforcement agencies, including:

  • Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Crawford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Clarke County Sheriff’s Office

Why Do I Need to Obtain a Copy of My Vehicle Traffic Accident Report?

After an accident, you can give copies of your accident reports to your personal injury lawyer and your insurance company. The information in this report, including the law enforcement official’s opinion regarding who they believe was at fault for the accident, can significantly strengthen an insurance claim and help you receive compensation for your damages. For example, if you were involved in a collision with an impaired driver or a commercial vehicle driver who received a citation for speeding, an accident attorney could use this information, to strengthen your claim and prove the other driver was negligent.

What is the Quickest Way to Obtain My Collision Report in Georgia?

At, we have created an innovative, easy-to-use, crash report information center that allows you to search for accident reports from law enforcement agencies all over the state. We know how difficult it can be for accident victims to travel in person to the police station after being injured in an accident and we also know most accident victims do not have time to wait around for their reports to arrive in the mail. With the services provided by, now, you can instantly search for your accident report online and obtain a copy for your records, the minute it’s available.
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