San Marcos Accident Reports

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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 San Marcos police report at, or you can go through the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The San Marcos Police Department does not provide copies of reports. Instead, the city contracts with the sheriff’s department for this type of law enforcement service. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department offers two ways to obtain a copy of your traffic accident report.

In-Person Visits

You can visit the San Diego Sheriff’s Department in person to obtain a copy of your accident report. You must provide your valid photo ID, fill out the Records Request Form, and pay the accident report fee. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is located at:9621 Ridgehaven Ct.San Diego, CA92123.
Business Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. You can call the department before you attempt to pick up your accident report to ensure it’s available.
Phone: 858-974-2222

By Mail

You can send a written request to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, a copy of your valid photo ID, the appropriate traffic collision report fee, and mail your request to: San Diego County Sheriff’s Department ATTN: Records & ID Division, Cases Section P.O. Box 939063San Diego, CA92193

When Will My Report Be Available?

You must wait three to ten business days from the date of the collision to allow the report to be reviewed and processed by law enforcement officers. However, if you are requesting a report that involved a deadly crash, a crime, or significant bodily injuries, the report may be unavailable for several months. A fatal crash often involves a lengthy police investigation, in which case a report will be unavailable until the accident investigation has concluded.

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

A San Marcos Police Department accident report is $20.00 per copy.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

  • The names and contact information for all parties involved
  • The time, date, and location of the accident
  • A description of the injuries sustained in the crash
  • A description of vehicle damage/property damage
  • Any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws
  • Any arrests made
  • Make and model of each vehicle
  • Vehicle plate numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Registration information
  • Insurance information
  • The police officer’s accident investigation findings which include how and why the accident took place and which driver the police officer believed was negligent.
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • Accident type, such as rollover crash, crash on highway, hit-and-run crash, etc.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

  • Crash victims
  • Vehicle owners
  • Insurance companies
  • Accident attorneys
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor

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

If you were involved in an injury accident that was not your fault, you might be entitled to compensation for all accident-related damages. Whether you sustained major or minor injuries, you must pursue compensation for your losses, such as past and future medical bills, lost wages from work, and vehicle repairs. Obtaining a copy of your crash crime report is a smart move since it contains vital information that can help strengthen your claim. This information includes the police officer’s accident investigation findings- such as how and why the accident occurred and which driver the police officer believed was negligent. Other helpful information includes any arrests made, any citations issued, a description of your injuries, a description of vehicle property damage, and more. An experienced accident lawyer will use this information during negotiations with the other driver’s auto insurance company to fight for the settlement you deserve.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At, you can take advantage of our comprehensive crash report information center to search for a copy of your CA accident report, as soon as it’s available. Get started on your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.

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