How AccidentReports.com Can Help

If you were involved in a car accident in Broward County, you must obtain a copy of your Fort Lauderdale accident report, for your records. At AccidentReports.com, we can help you locate a copy of your collision report, as soon as it’s available. Obtaining a copy of your traffic report has never been easier.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

You can get a copy of your Fort Lauderdale police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the Florida Highway Patrol, or the Broward Sheriff’s Office for accidents that take place outside of the FLPD’s jurisdiction.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department offers two ways to obtain a copy of your traffic report: walk-in request or request by mail.
The PD does not offer fax requests, email requests, or updates via email at this time.

Request Report in-Person

For an in-person request, you can visit the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in Broward County and fill out a Public Record Request form to obtain a copy of your motor vehicle incident report. Submit your filled-out form for in-person requests, and provide a photo ID and payment at the time of pick up.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is located at:
1300 W Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33312

Contact the Fort Lauderdale Police Department by phone before you pick up your report to determine if it’s available.
Phone: (954) 828-5700
The Records Division is open to the public: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00 – noon
Closed every Wednesday and Sunday

Request Report By Mail

You can send a written public records request to the South Florida Fort Lauderdale Police Department in Broward County to obtain a copy of your traffic report. You must include your mailing address, other contact details, accident information, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a copy of your government-issued ID or driver’s license. Payment for mail requests must also be included. For mail requests, personal checks and money orders are accepted forms of payment.
Mail your letter of request to:
ATTN: Public Records Office
1300 W Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33312

How Much Do North Broward County Accident Reports Cost?

The search fee for a Fort Lauderdale traffic report is $0.15 per page. For mail requests, payment types accepted include personal checks or money orders. For in-person requests, accepted payment methods include money orders, personal checks, credit cards, and debit card payments.

What Information is in a Broward County Collision Report?

  • The name and physical address/mailing address for all parties involved in the collision
  • Phone numbers and email addresses for all parties involved
  • The opinion of the reporting law enforcement officer concerning who they believe was at fault for the auto accident
  • A diagram of the crash site
  • A description of vehicle damage/property damage
  • A description of bodily injuries
  • Witness statements and contact information
  • Insurance information
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers/VINs
  • Citation information for the violation of any traffic laws
  • Weather and road conditions
  • Vehicle registration information
  • Location of accident
  • Date of accident
  • Dispatch time of accident
  • Type of incident

Who Can Get an Unredacted Broward County Traffic Report?

  • All parties involved in the collision
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor involved in the traffic accident
  • Vehicle owner
  • Insurance company
  • Personal injury attorney
  • Law enforcement agencies

When Will My Traffic Report Be Available?

The average processing time for Fort Lauderdale collision reports is seven to ten business days. A report may be unavailable for several months if the accident involved a fatality, crime, or bodily injury.

Why Can't I Locate My Traffic Report?

If you were involved in a motor vehicle crash but are unable to locate your report from the FLPD, your accident may have occurred outside of the law enforcement agency’s jurisdiction.
Contact the Florida Highway Patrol or the Broward County Sheriff’s Department to track down your report.
Broward County Sheriff’s Department phone:
(954) 831-8901
Broward County Sheriff’s Department address:
100 Terminal Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33315
Florida Highway Patrol phone:
(813)-558-1800
Florida Highway Patrol address:
5105-5213 W Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL
33317
Both law enforcement agencies will allow an in-person request or request by mail. Fax requests, phone requests, and email requests are not available at this time.

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

If you sustained injuries and/or vehicle damage due to an accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to pursue compensation in the form of an auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. A crash field report contains information that you can use to strengthen your claim, such as:
The reporting police officer’s opinion concerning which party they believe was responsible for the car crash, a diagram of the accident scene, witness statements, location of incident, a description of property damage, vehicle damage, and bodily injuries, any citations issued for traffic law violations, and more.
During settlement negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company, a personal injury attorney will use the information in a motor vehicle crash report to fight for fair compensation.

How Can I Get My Broward County Police Crash Report Online?

For online requests, you can search the crash report information center available at AccidentReports.com to get a copy of your Florida accident report as soon as it’s available. To get started on your search, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information for assistance.

Fill Out the Form on this Page to Begin Your Online Accident Report Search