Get a Copy of Your Traffic Crash Report Online

At, you can search our collision report information center and obtain a copy of your report as soon as it’s available. Our information center provides a more convenient way for accident victims to obtain their traffic reports as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Report?

You can get a copy of your Philadelphia police report at, or you can go through the Philadelphia Police Department or other local law enforcement agencies. The Philadelphia Police Department offers two ways to obtain a copy of your traffic report.

In-Person from the Philadelphia Police Department

You can visit the Philadelphia Police Headquarters and fill out a Records Request Form to obtain a copy of your report. The Philadelphia Police Department is located at:Police Headquarters750 Race St, Philadelphia, PA19106

Request Your Report from the Philadelphia Police Department By Mail

Fill out the online Records Request Form, print it, and mail it to:Philadelphia Police Headquarters Department of RecordsTraffic Accident ReportsRoom 170, City HallPhiladelphia, PA 19107You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope and the appropriate fee.

How Much Do Crash Reports Cost from Law Enforcement Agencies?

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh accident reports can cost $10-$25 per copy.

What Information Do I Need to Provide to Get My Traffic Report?

You must provide the following information:

  • Date of the collision
  • Name of one of the drivers involved
  • Location of the accident
  • District control number
  • Photo of your government-issued photo ID or driver’s license

What Information is in a Police Incident Report?

  • The crash narrative is written by the responding police officer and includes their opinion regarding how and why the accident occurred and which driver was at fault.
  • Any citations that were issued
  • A non-violent or violent crime committed
  • Civilian complaints
  • Minor offenses
  • Contact information for all parties involved
  • Witness contact information and statements
  • Date and time of the accident
  • Location of the accident
  • VINs and license plate numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Police unit, police division, in addition to the police officer’s name and badge number
  • Other accident details, such as the exact position of each vehicle, descriptions of personal injuries and vehicle damage, road and weather conditions, etc.

What if I Can't Locate My Collision Report?

If you’re unable to locate your report from the Philadelphia Police Department, you’ll need to check with separate police departments, including the county sheriff’s office to determine which law enforcement agency filed your report.

When Will My Crash Report Be Available?

You should receive your Pennsylvania accident report in two to three weeks after you have made your request. If the accident involved a fatality, personal injuries, significant vehicle or personal property damage, it can take several weeks or months before a report is available.

Why Do I Need to Obtain a Copy of My Traffic Police Record Report?

If you sustained injuries in the auto accident, and/or other damages, you may be eligible to file an insurance company claim or personal injury lawsuit.Documenting an accident is a common police practice and helps law enforcement determine how, when, and why an accident occurred. In the accident report, a law enforcement agency requires the responding police officer to document who they believe was responsible for the accident and how the accident occurred. There will also be information concerning personal injuries, vehicle damage, and anything that may have contributed to the collision, such as bad weather or poor road conditions. An accident lawyer from a personal injury law firm can use this information to strengthen your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit and help you receive the compensation you deserve for your losses. Even if you were involved in a minor accident, you must obtain a copy of this report for insurance purposes.

How Can Help?

At, you can take advantage of our easy-to-use crash report information center, where you can search for your traffic report and obtain a copy as soon as it’s available. It doesn’t get any easier than this. Fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information to get assistance.
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