Vista Accident Reports

A Fast and Simple Way to Get Your Traffic Accident Report

At, you can use our innovative crash report information center to search for your traffic accident report as soon as it’s available. Searches are fast, simple, and hassle-free. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Report?

You can get a copy of your Vista police report at, or you can go through the San Diego County Sheriff’s Records and ID Division.The San Diego County Sheriff’s Records and ID Division offers two ways to get a copy of your accident report.

Request Report In-Person

You can visit the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Vista Patrol Station in person and fill out a Collision Request Form. You must pay the appropriate fee and have a valid photo ID. The department is located at: 325 South Melrose Dr. Ste. 210Vista, CA92081. Contact the law enforcement services department before you pick your report up to ensure it’s available.
Phone: (858) 974-2110

By Mail

You can request a copy of your Vista police records by mail. You must include a copy of your valid photo ID, the appropriate fee, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope and mail it to: Sheriff’s Records & ID Division9621 Ridge haven Court P.O. Box 939063 San Diego, CA92193

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

Reports are $20.00 per copy. For mail orders, checks and money orders are accepted only and should be made payable to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Accepted forms of payment include debit cards, money orders, personal checks, and credit cards. Makes checks payable to the City of Vista.

When Will My Traffic Report Be Available?

A crash report for a simple accident can take 3-10 business days to process. Reports that involve a hit-and-run crash, fatal crash, or major injuries, may not be available for several months.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

An accident investigation report is a legal document that is created by the law enforcement officer who responded to the scene of an accident. In a crash report, you’ll find details concerning how and why the accident happened and which driver the police officer police believed was negligent.Other information in a collision report includes:

  • A description of minor injuries, major injuries, and fatal injuries
  • A description of vehicle damage and personal property damage
  • The date, time, and location of the accident
  • Any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws
  • The names and contact details of all parties involved
  • A description of weather and road conditions
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Vehicle plate numbers
  • Any police arrests made
  • Insurance and registration information
  • The vehicle makes and models
  • A diagram of the crash site
  • Accident type, such as single-vehicle crash, pedestrian crash, motorcycle crash, etc.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

The following parties can obtain initial reports:

  • Crash victims
  • The parents or legal guardians of a minor involved in the accident
  • Vehicle owners
  • Insurance companies/insurance adjusters
  • Personal injury attorney

Why Do I Need to Get Copies of Reports?

If you were involved in an auto injury accident that was not your fault you might be entitled to compensation. If you plan to pursue compensation by filing an auto insurance claim, you must obtain a copy of your Vista accident report to help prove the other driver was liable. Accident reports contain information that details how and why the accident occurred and which driver the police officer believed was negligent. In this document, you will also find a description of the injuries you sustained and the damage done to your vehicle, in addition to any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws, a diagram of the accident scene, and more. The information in this type of legal document can be used to strengthen your claim and prove my liability. An experienced personal injury lawyer will build a strong case and use the evidence in this document to justify your request for compensation and ensure you receive the settlement you deserve.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

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

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