San Clemente Accident Reports

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At, you can utilize our innovative crash report information center to obtain a copy of your collision report as soon as possible. To get started, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My San Clemente City Accident Report?

You can get a copy of your San Clemente police report at, or you can go through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The OCSD handles all law enforcement services for the San Clemente Police Department. This means, that even if your report is filled out by an officer from the San Clemente Police Department, you must go through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to obtain a copy of your report. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department offers four ways to get your crash report.

By Mail

You can request your report by mail and include a copy of your valid photo ID, a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and the accident report fee. Mail your request to: P.O. Box 449 Santa Ana, CA92702


Visit the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to fill out the Request Authorization for Release of Case Information Form. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is located at: 550 N. Flower Street Santa Ana, CA92703.
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Phone: (714) 647-1851

Email and Fax Requests

Contact the Sheriff’s Department to learn how to request a copy of your report by email or fax.

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

The cost of your OCSD accident report depends on how you obtain your report, since there may be convenience fees included for requests not made in person. To learn more, contact the San Clemente Police Services Department.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

Crash reports are legal documents that are filled out by a police officer who responds to the scene of a collision. The officer’s goal is to collect as many details as possible to get a clear picture of the events that led up to the accident, which driver was responsible, and what contributing factors may have played a role in the collision. Crash reports usually contain basic accident details, such as the contact information for each party involved, a diagram of the crash site, insurance information, driver’s license numbers, and license plate numbers, the time, date, and location of the accident, and anything that may have contributed to the crash such as inclement weather or traffic jams. Crash reports will also contain the following information:

  • Description of any injuries sustained in the crash
  • Description of vehicle damage/property damage
  • Witness statements and contact details
  • Statements made by each driver
  • Any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws
  • Actions of police officers including arrests

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

In most cases, all parties involved are eligible to receive a copy of an unredacted crash report. Additionally, other parties such as accident attorneys, vehicle owners, the parent or legal guardian of a minor, and insurance companies can obtain a copy of this report.

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

Following a serious auto accident, if you sustained injuries, you might be eligible to pursue compensation in the form of an auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Obtaining a copy of your collision report can help strengthen your claim for compensation based on the evidence found within the report. This evidence may include the accident investigation summary written by the responding police officer which details how and why the accident occurred and which driver the officer believed was at fault. Additionally, the report will contain a description of any injuries you sustained in the accident, any vehicle damage, or anything that may have contributed to the accident such as road work, faulty traffic lights, or other issues. A personal injury lawyer will use this information when building a case against the negligent party to help you receive a settlement or the award you deserve to cover the cost of accident-related expenses.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At, we offer a safe, simple, and hassle-free way to obtain a copy of your California crash report online, from the comfort of your home. We understand how difficult life can be following an auto accident, which is why we have made it our mission to help injured parties obtain a copy of this important document for their records. To start your search now, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information to get assistance.

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