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Online Collision Reports from AccidentReports.com

Many law enforcement agencies will require an accident victim to pick their report up in person or send a written request through the mail and wait for their report to arrive. At AccidentReports.com, we know you don’t have time to waste. Use our accident report information center now to get started searching for a copy of your accident report. Searches are fast and easy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Get a Copy of My Crash Report?

You can use the support center available at AccidentReports.com or you can obtain a copy of your report through the FLHSMV, or a local law enforcement agency. The FLHSMV is the Florida repository for crash records.The Florida Highway and Safety Motor Vehicles Department is the state’s repository for Florida crash reports. The FLHSMV offers three ways to obtain a copy of your accident report.

Public Request Online

You can visit the FLHSMV online portal to request Florida crash reports online. Keep in mind, that online reports are only available from certain law enforcement agencies. Visit the FLHSMV website to learn more. You must pay the standard fee for the report, in addition to a non-refundable $2.00 convenience fee for online searches.

Public Records Request In-Person

You can visit the FLHSMV in person during normal business hours to obtain a copy of your report. For an in-person request, you must fill out the Records Request Form and pay the required fee at the time of pick up. The FLHSMV is located at:Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor VehiclesCrash Records2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 28Tallahassee, FL 32399

Public Records Request By Mail

For a request by mail, fill out the online Florida police report request form.Mail the request letter to:Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor VehiclesCrash Records2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 28Tallahassee, FL 32399The fee for mail-in requests must be included, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

What's In a Traffic Crash Report?

In a traffic crash report, you’ll find valuable information that can strengthen an insurance claim or lawsuit, including:

  • Each involved driver’s current address
  • Insurance company information for each involved party
  • The responding police officer’s opinion regarding who they believe was responsible for the accident
  • Date, time, and location of the accident
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • Witness statements and contact information
  • Vehicle information including license plate numbers and VINs

Who Can Make Accident Report Requests?

With proper identification, the following people or entities can request copies of Florida accident reports:

  • Any involved party
  • Legal representatives
  • Licensed insurance agents-Insurance requests by either party’s insurance carrier or insurance agent
  • The legal guardian of a minor

When Will My Motor Vehicle Crash Report Be Available?

For this type of police report, it can take up to ten business days before they’re available. In some cases, it can take longer than ten business days to obtain a copy if there is an active criminal investigation, or if there were personal injuries or a fatality involved. If you’ve waited over ten business days for your official crash report, contact the investigating law enforcement agency to learn more. It can take four to six weeks to process online or mail requests. Requests are processed in the order they’re received.

How Much Does a Collision Report Cost?

The fee for a law enforcement agency crash report in FL is $10.00 per report. You will be limited to ten reports per transaction. A money order or check must be made out to FLHSMV.

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

Car accidents happen every day, but we’re rarely prepared when they happen to us, especially if injuries are involved. If you were in a motor vehicle accident, you must act quickly if you plan to pursue compensation for your injuries and other damages. An individual crash report contains information that can strengthen a claim for compensation. A crash report is filled out by a police officer at the scene of an auto accident and then filed with the local law enforcement department. If you plan to pursue compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages, you must obtain your collision report as soon as possible.

What’s the Fastest Way to Get a Copy of My Traffic Accident Report in Florida?

At AccidentReports.com, you can search our information center for Florida crash reports online and get results as soon as a report is available. If you don’t have time to wait for your report to arrive in the mail, don’t want to pay steep fees for online access through the FLHSMV, and you’re unable to travel to pick up your report in person, AccidentReports.com can help. Don’t put off obtaining this important document if you plan to pursue compensation. Get started searching for your collision report on AccidentReports.com right now.

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