Santa Ana Accident Reports

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At, you can search our crash report information center to get a copy of your traffic report online, as soon as it’s available. To get started, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information to get assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Orange County Traffic Report?

You can get a copy of your Santa Ana police report at, or you can go through the Santa Ana Police Department in Orange County. The SAPD does not offer requests for a report via email at this time. The Santa Ana Police Department offers three ways to obtain a copy of your traffic report.

Visit Agencies In Person in Santa Ana

For in-person requests, you can visit the Santa Ana Police Department in person and fill out a Records Request form to obtain a copy of your traffic report. The Santa Ana Police Department is located at: 60 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA92701. Contact the department before making an in-person request to ensure your report is available.
Phone: 7142458665

Accident Report Request By Mail in Orange County

If you don’t want to do an in-person request, you can request your report by mail. For an accident report request by mail, you can send a written request to the Santa Ana Police Department, along with the report fee, contact details, a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and a copy of your photo ID. Mail your request to:60 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA92701.

Online Report Request

Visit the Santa Ana Police Department’s website to learn how to obtain a copy of your online police report.

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

The fee for traffic accident report is $0.15 per page.

When Will My Santa Ana City Crash Report Be Available?

For a non-injury traffic accident, it can take ten to twelve business days to receive your traffic report. If it was a fatal accident, a violent crime, property crime involved, or significant bodily injury, it may be several months before your report is available.

What Information is in an Orange County Police Record Report?

  • The reporting police officer’s opinion regarding how, when, where, and why the accident occurred and who they believe was at fault for the crash
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • Names and contact information for all parties involved
  • Weather and road conditions
  • Time, date, and location of the collision
  • Insurance information
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers/VINs
  • Accident type, such as injury traffic collision, lost property non-injury traffic accident
  • Registration information
  • The names and contact details of all parties involved in the traffic collision
  • Witness statements and contact details
  • Anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as a traffic jam or debris on the road, etc.
  • If there was a fatality, the reporting law enforcement officer will include information on the person dead

Who Can Get an Unredacted Orange County Traffic Report?

The following parties are eligible to receive police records:

  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor involved in the crash
  • All parties involved in the accident
  • Accident attorney
  • Insurance company
  • Vehicle owner
  • Reporting police officer

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

If you were seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash and/or your vehicle was damaged, you may be eligible to pursue compensation in the form of an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.During the report process, a police officer will obtain as many accident details as possible. A crash report contains information that you can use to help strengthen your claim for compensation.This information includes:

  • The reporting police officer’s opinion regarding who they believe was responsible for the collision
  • Statements made by witnesses, passengers, and drivers
  • A diagram of the crash scene
  • A description of injuries sustained in the crash
  • A description of vehicle damage/property damage
  • Accident details

An experienced accident attorney can use this document to fight for compensation to cover the costs of medical bills, additional property losses, vehicle damage, and more.

Why Can't I Locate My Collision Vehicle Report?

If the SAPD does not have your traffic police record, it’s possible your report was filed by another local law enforcement agency. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department handles traffic accidents that take place outside of the SAPD’s jurisdiction/city limits. Orange County Sheriff’s Department phone: (714) 647-7000. Orange County Sheriff’s Department address: 550 N Flower St.Santa Ana, CA92703. Contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, or other local law enforcement agencies, such as the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, to learn more.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At, we know how stressful life after a serious motor vehicle accident can be, which is why we’ve created a comprehensive crash report information center. You can use our collision report support center to search for a copy of your traffic report and obtain it as soon as it’s available. Start your search now.

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