Costa Mesa Accident Reports

A Better Way to Get Your Crash Report Online

At, you can search our crash report information center to obtain a copy of your traffic accident report as soon as it’s available. Searches are hassle-free, fast, and simple. 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 Costa Mesa police report at, or you can go through the Costa Mesa Police Department. The Costa Mesa Police Department offers two ways to get a copy of your traffic report.


You can get a copy of your accident report in person by visiting the Costa Mesa Police Department. You must show your photo ID and pay the appropriate fee at the time of pick up. You contact the department before you attempt to pick your report up, to make sure it’s available. The department is located at:99 Fair DriveCosta Mesa, CA92626

By Mail

You can send a written accident report request to the Costa Mesa Police Department. You must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, the appropriate fee, and accident information, as well as your date of birth, a copy of your photo ID, and mail the report to:P.O. Box 1200Costa Mesa, CA92628

What Information is in a Collision Report?

A collision report is created by the responding police officer at the scene of an accident. It contains important details concerning the accident, such as how, where, and why the accident occurred, and which driver the police officer believes was negligent. It also contains:

  • Contact details for all involved parties including drivers and passengers
  • The time, date, and location of the accident
  • A description of vehicle and personal property damage
  • A description of bodily injuries sustained in the collision
  • Road and weather conditions
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • Vehicle plate numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws
  • Any arrests made
  • Police actions
  • Accident type

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

  • All involved parties
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor
  • Vehicle owners
  • Insurance companies
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Accident lawyers

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

If you were involved in a motor vehicle crash you may be eligible to pursue compensation in the form of an auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Obtaining a crash report can help strengthen your claim if you were involved in an auto accident that was not your fault. This document contains information obtained by the reporting law enforcement officer, including the police officer’s opinion regarding which driver was negligent, how the accident occurred, and any contributing factors to the accident such as inclement weather or poor road conditions. Other important information found in an accident report that can help your claim includes a diagram of the crash site, any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws, any arrests made, a description of the injuries you sustained, and a description of vehicle damage and personal property damage. A personal injury attorney can use this document when negotiating with an auto insurance company to help fight for your right to fair compensation and help you receive the settlement or award you deserve for the harm you have suffered.

How Can I Get My Traffic Accident Report Online?

At, you can take advantage of our comprehensive crash data center to search for a copy of your California accident report, the minute it’s available. Searches are fast, simple, and hassle-free. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.

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