Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Get a Copy of My Accident Police Report in Maryland?

You can take advantage of the online crash report information center available from AccidentReports.com now, and begin your search or you can obtain a copy of your report from local police agencies.

You can obtain a copy of your Germantown police report from the Montgomery County Police Department in a few ways.

Online Request

You can request a copy of your Germantown accident police report from the Montgomery County Police Department’s online portal. You must first create a user account to access the Records Center portion of the website. Next, you will be required to upload a copy of your driver’s license or government-issued photo identification card. you must fill out a Records Request Form and pay the appropriate fee at the time of the request.

By Mail

You can download and print the Records Request Form and send the completed form to:

Public Safety Headquarters
Records Division
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

You must include a copy of your driver’s license or government-issued photo identification card, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Payment is due at the time of the request. Accepted forms of payment include major credit cards, money orders, or checks made payable to the Montgomery County Government, Maryland.

In-Person

You can obtain your traffic accident report at the Public Safety Headquarters or from the local police district station that filed the report, during regular business hours.

The Public Safety Headquarters is located at:
Records Division
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

If you decide to pick up your initial police report in person from the local police district station, call ahead of time to ensure your report is available and pick up your report during regular business hours. Payment is due at the time of pick up. Accepted forms of payment include major credit cards, checks, or money orders.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Copy of My Report?

It can take five to ten business days before your report is available, regardless of which method you choose to obtain your copy. If the accident involved a crime, personal injuries, or a fatality, you may be unable to obtain your report for several months.

How Much Does an Initial Police Report Cost?

Germantown and Prince George’s County accident reports are $10.00 per copy. Accepted forms of payment include major credit cards, checks, or money orders.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

A report will include actual accident scene information, such as:

  • The names and contact information for all parties involved
  • License plate and VIN
  • Witness statements and contact information
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • Insurance information
  • Drivers license numbers
  • A description of personal injuries and vehicle damage
  • Whether a party received a citation for traffic crimes, drunk driving, disorderly conduct incident, etc.
  • Police contact information
  • The crash narrative, which is a statement from the responding police officer regarding which party they believe is at fault for the accident

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

A crash report includes important information that you can use as evidence in an insurance claim, such as who the police officer believes was at fault for the accident, a description of your injuries and property damage, witness information, and more. Obtaining a copy of your report can strengthen your claim and give you the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries, pain and suffering, vehicle damage, and other losses. A personal injury law firm will protect your claim and your legal rights and can use the information in a police report to hold the at-fault driver liable for your damages.

What’s the Fastest Way to Get My Collision Report?

At AccidentReports.com, you can use our accident report information center to obtain your copy of your report as soon as it’s ready. At AccidentReports.com, we know how stressful life can be after an accident, which is why we decided to create this crash report information center, to make life a little easier following an accident. Don’t put off getting your MD crash report today. Start your search now.

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