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Frequently Asked Questions

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

You can get a copy of your Richmond police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Records and ID Unit.The Richmond Police Department no longer distributes in-person or online reports. Instead, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Records and ID Unit handles all accident report requests for the local law enforcement agencies in that county. The Sheriff’s Department offers two ways to get a copy of your collision report.


You can visit the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Records and ID Unit in person and fill out a Records Request Form, pay the appropriate fee, and show a valid ID to obtain a copy of your report. The department is located at:2530 Arnold Drive, Suite 170Martinez, CA94553

By Mail

You can send a written request to the department, along with a copy of a valid photo ID, a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and payment and mail your request to:2530 Arnold Drive, Suite 170Martinez, CA94553

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

A traffic accident report may cost $5 to $23 per copy.

When Will My Traffic Accident Report Be Available?

The report process can depend on the complexity of the accident. Crashes in Richmond City that involved a fatality, crime, or significant bodily injuries can delay the report process for several months. For simple accidents, your accident report should be available within ten business days.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

An accident report is a legal document that’s filled out by a police officer who responded to the scene of a car crash. In this document, you’ll find the names and contact details for all parties involved, in addition to driver’s license numbers, insurance information, a description of bodily injuries sustained in the accident, a description of vehicle damage, a diagram of the crash site, any arrests made, any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws, road and weather conditions, the time, date, and location of the accident, and any contributing factors to the accident such as road work, potholes, inclement weather, and more.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Accident Report?

In most cases, an unredacted traffic accident report will only be available to the parties involved in the collision, the parent or legal guardian of a minor that was involved in the accident, the owner of a vehicle that was involved in the crash, insurance companies, legal representatives, and law enforcement agencies.

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

If you were injured in an auto accident that was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation to cover the cost of all accident-related damages. A Richmond accident report can be used as evidence and can help your personal injury lawyer build a strong claim against the other driver. Information in the traffic accident report that can help strengthen your claim can include the police officer’s accident investigation findings which detail how the accident occurred, why it took place, and which driver they believe was negligent. Other information such as citations issued for traffic violations, a diagram of the accident scene, a description of your injuries and vehicle damage, and witness statements, can all help strengthen your claim for compensation and allow your accident attorney to effectively negotiate a fair settlement.

How Can I Get My Online Police Report?

At AccidentReports.com, you can take advantage of our comprehensive crash report data center which allows you to search for a copy of your CA accident report the minute it’s available. We know how devastating life after an accident can be and how it can be difficult for accident victims who sustained severe injuries to pick up a copy of their reports in person or wait for reports to arrive in the mail. Our site offers a faster, more convenient, and hassle-free way to get a copy of your traffic collision report as soon as possible. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.
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