San Franciso Accident Reports

A Simple Way to Get Your Traffic Report

At, We’ve made it our mission to help accident victims get their copies of crash reports as soon as they’re available, without having to leave the comfort of their homes. Using our information center, you can instantly search for your collision report online and get a copy of this important document for your records.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain My Traffic Accident Report?

You can use the information center at to search for your crash report now. You can also obtain your report through the San Francisco police department in a few ways. Unfortunately, the SFPD does not allow phone call requests for reports at this time.

Request Records Via the Online Portal

You can request a copy of your San Francisco police report by visiting the San Francisco Police Department’s website and filling out the online form to make your request. The report can be mailed to you or you can pick it up in person. Visit the San Francisco Police department’s website to learn more.

Public Records Request By Mail

Fill out the appropriate request form based on the type of incident and mail it to the San Francisco Police Department: Crime Information Services Unit / Records Management 1245 3rd Street, 1st FloorSan Francisco, CA 94158


You can request records in person and visit the San Francisco Police Department. You will need to fill out the appropriate request form, based on the type of incident. The Police Station is located at: 1245 3rd Street, 1st FloorSan Francisco, CA 94158. Contact the police department prior to picking up your report to ensure it’s available. Phone: 1-415-575-7232. Regular business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on holidays. Keep in mind, all traffic accident report requests are processed through the Crime Information Services Unit during regular business hours only.

When Will My Report Be Available?

The San Francisco police department requires you to wait a minimum of five business days from the date of the accident before you make your request, to allow the report to be reviewed and approved for release. It can take up to twelve business days before your report is available. If your report is still not available after twelve business days contact the law enforcement agency directly.

How Much Does a South San Francisco Traffic Report Cost?

San Francisco and Fresno accident reports cost $10 per report.

Who Can Request a San Mateo County Unredacted South San Francisco Accident Report?

Per police policy, the following parties can request an unredacted copy of a California accident report:

  • All parties involved in the accident
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor
  • The registered owner/legal owner of the vehicle
  • The legal representative of one of the parties involved, such as an accident attorney
  • The insurance company or insurance adjuster

What Information is in an Original Report?

  • Contact information for all parties involved, including a phone number and email address for each driver and passenger
  • The time, date, and location of the accident
  • Description of the accident scene, any personal injury sustained
  • Description of damage to vehicle and other property details
  • A diagram of the accident scene and additional details
  • Name of responding police officer and their badge number
  • Insurance information
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers or VIN
  • The responding law enforcement officer’s opinion regarding who they believe caused the accident
  • A description of weather and road conditions

What Information Do I Need to Provide to Obtain My Accident Report?

For this report type, you must provide as much information as possible, including:

  • Your full name and phone number
  • Incident type
  • Location of occurrence
  • Time and date of accident
  • License plate number
  • Report number, if available

Why Do I Need a Copy of My Incident Report?

After a serious car collision, you may have sustained catastrophic injuries, significant vehicle damage, and you may be out of work as you’re recovering from your injuries. An experienced accident attorney can use the valuable information found in a crash report to hold the negligent driver liable for damages. Crash reports contain information including an unbiased opinion from the responding law enforcement officer concerning who they believe should be held at fault for the accident. With this information, an attorney can pursue compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.

How Can Help

At, our extensive information center can help you locate your accident report in California. With our service, you won’t have to travel to the police department in person or wait for your report to arrive in the mail. Take advantage of our free support center and submit your accident information to start your search for your CA accident report now.
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