South Gate Accident Reports

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At, you can search our comprehensive accident report data center and get a copy of your crash report online, as soon as possible. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Police Investigation Report?

You can get a copy of your South Gate police report at, or you can go through the South Gate Police Department. The South Gate Police Department only offers in-person requests at this time. Unfortunately, the department does not allow mail requests, online requests, or email requests.

In-Person Request

You can visit the South Gate Police Department in person to obtain a copy of your collision report. For public records requests, in-person legal requirements include proof of identity and involvement in the auto collision. You must show your valid photo ID, pay the appropriate accident report fee, and provide accident details. The South Gate Police Department is located at: 8620 California Avenue South Gate, CA90280.
Business Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 am to 5:30 pm. Contact the department via phone before you pick up your police records to ensure it’s available.
Phone: 323-563-5400

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

South Gate Police Department accident reports are $3 per copy.

What Information is in a Law Enforcement Agency Collision Report?

  • The names and contact information for all parties involved
  • The time and date of the accident
  • Location of accident
  • The police officer’s accident investigation summary, detailing which driver the police officer believes was responsible and how and why the accident took place.
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • A description of bodily injuries, vehicle damage, personal property damage
  • Any citations issued
  • Any arrests made
  • Weather and road conditions
  • License and registration information
  • Vehicle plate numbers
  • Actions of police officers

Who Can Get an Unredacted Police Investigation Report?

The eligibility requirements for unredacted crash reports prohibit anyone other than the parties below, from obtaining a copy of an unredacted report. The following parties are eligible to receive a copy of the unredacted document:

  • All parties involved in the car crash
  • Vehicle owners
  • Insurance companies
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor involved
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Accident lawyer
  • Public access to reports is available after thirty days.

When Will My Traffic Crash Report Be Available?

You must wait a minimum of fourteen business days before you receive your traffic accident report. However, if the accident involved a fatality, motor vehicle theft, or significant bodily injury, the report may be unavailable for several months.

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

If you were injured in a car crash in South Gate City that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the cost of all accident-related damages. Obtaining a copy of your traffic accident report is the first step toward building a strong case that can prove the other driver was negligent. In a crash report, you’ll find the law enforcement officer’s accident investigation summary, which details how and why the accident took place and which driver they believe as negligent. Traffic accident reports also contain information concerning any injuries you sustained, vehicle damage, any citations issued or arrests made, and road and weather conditions. A personal injury lawyer can use this information when negotiating with the other driver’s insurance company to help you receive the settlement you deserve.

Can I Obtain Vital Records from the South Gate City PD?

No. To obtain vital records such as:

  • Birth Records
  • Copies of death records
  • Marriage records

You must visit the South Gate Vitals Records Department. However, the South Gate PD does distribute:

  • Criminal records
  • Arrest Records
  • Inmate records

How Can I Get My Law Enforcement Agency Crash Report Online?

If you’re injured and unable to pick up your crash report in person, the team at can help with your South Gate police records search online. At, you’ll have online access to our collision report information center, so you can get a copy of your California accident report, as soon as it’s available. Searches are fast, simple, and easy. Begin your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.
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