A Simple Way to Get Your Cleveland Crash Report Online

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Cleveland City Traffic Report?

You can get a copy of your Cleveland police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the City of Cleveland Division of Police.
The City of Cleveland Division of Police offers two ways to get a copy of your original police report: walk-in services and mail-in services The department doesn’t allow a request by phone or email at this time.

In-Person Request

You can visit the Cleveland Division of Police and fill out a Records Request Form. You must provide contact information, such as your phone number and email address, and photo ID and payment at the time of pick up.
The Cleveland Division of Police is located at:
1300 Ontario St.
Cleveland, OH
44113

Contact the department and speak with a law enforcement officer in Cuyahoga County before you pick up your police crash report to ensure it’s available.
Law enforcement agency phone: (216) 623-5000
Walk-in service is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm

Cleveland Public Records Request By Mail

For copies of crash reports, you can send a written request to the Cleveland Police Department in Cuyahoga County, along with the appropriate fee, return mailing address, stamped envelope, and a copy of your photo ID.
Send your mail request to:
ATTN: Public Records
1300 Ontario St.
Cleveland, OH
44113

How Much Do Law Enforcement Agencies Charge for Accident Reports?

Law enforcement agency traffic reports are $20 per copy.

When Will My Cleveland Accident Report Be Available?

The timeline for the completion of report processing can vary, depending on accident type and the number of requests the department is faced with. For minor accidents, you may receive your report within ten business days. For fatal accidents, accidents that involve motor vehicle theft, or injuries, you may not receive your report until the criminal investigation has concluded.

What Information is in a Cleveland Accident Report?

  • The names and contact information for all parties involved
  • Insurance information
  • The reporting police officer’s opinion regarding which party was at fault for the collision.
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers/VINs
  • Registration information
  • A description of bodily injuries sustained in the accident
  • A description of vehicle damage/property damage
  • Time, date, and location of the accident
  • Accident type
  • A diagram of the crash site
  • Weather and road conditions
  • Name and badge number of reporting law enforcement official

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

  • All parties involved in the collision
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor
  • Accident attorney
  • Insurance company
  • Vehicle owner
  • Reporting law enforcement official

Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Motor Vehicle Accident Report?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to pursue compensation in the form of an accident claim or personal injury lawsuit. If you’re filing a claim, you need to get a copy of your Cleveland accident report to help prove the other driver was negligent.
Important information in a crash report includes:

  • The responding law enforcement officer’s opinion regarding who they believe was at fault for the collision
  • A description of vehicle damage/property damage
  • A description of bodily injuries

And more.
An attorney will use this information to effectively negotiate a fair settlement that will cover the cost of your accident-related damages, such as past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, vehicle damage, loss of quality of life, and more.

Can I Obtain Vital Records From the CPD?

No. You must obtain vital records from Cleveland City Hall.
Cleveland City Hall distributes the following types of records:

  • Divorce records
  • Civil court records
  • Criminal court records
  • Copies of birth records
  • Copies of death records
  • Probate records
  • Civil records

And other publicly-accessible court records
The fee for vital records and administrative records will depend on the record subject and search method.

What Other Records Are Available Through the CPD?

  • Investigation case files
  • Reported property crimes
  • Offense reports
  • Arrest reports
  • Arrest records requests
  • Cuyahoga County’s annual crime statistics reports

How Can I Get My Cuyahoga County Cleveland Accident Report Online?

If you need to get a copy of your Ohio accident report, but you can’t pick it up in person and you don’t have time to wait for it to arrive in the mail, AccidentReports.com can help. For online access, use our crash report information center now to search for a copy of your Cuyahoga County traffic report as soon as it’s available. Begin now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.

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