South Dakota Accident Reports

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At, we’ve made it our mission to make it easier for accident victims to get a copy of their crash reports, as soon as possible. Searching our crash report information center is fast, simple, and stress-free. Get started now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information.

FAQ About Accident Reports in South Dakota

How Do I Find My Crash Report in South Dakota?

You can get a copy of your South Dakota police report at, or you can go through the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety.The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety offers two ways to obtain a copy of your traffic report.


Visit the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety to purchase a copy of your collision report online. Report requests are processed in the order they’re received. You must wait twenty days after the date of the auto accident to request a copy of your crash report online.

By Mail

Visit the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety to download their Accident Report Request Form. You must include payment for the report, a copy of your driver’s license or government-issued ID, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.Mail the request to:118 West Capitol AvenuePierre, SD57501

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

Copies of reports are $4 for mail requests. You must pay an additional $6 fee for online report requests.

When Will My Crash Report Be Available?

You must wait twenty days after the date of the accident to request a copy of your traffic report.It can take up to three business days to receive your report after a request is made. However, if the collision involved a fatality, significant property damage, or a crime was involved, it can take several weeks or months before your report is released.

What Information is in an Incident report?

  • The names and contact information of all parties involved
  • A diagram of the auto accident scene
  • Time and date of the car crash
  • Location of the automobile accident
  • The reporting law enforcement officer’s opinion concerning who they believe was at fault for the traffic collision
  • Insurance policy information
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers
  • Vehicle identification number
  • Description of vehicle damage/other personal property damage
  • Description of personal injury sustained in the auto accident
  • Any citations issued or arrests made (DUI, DWI, speeding, failure to obey traffic safety laws, not wearing a seatbelt, etc.)
  • Witness statements and contact information
  • Road and winter weather conditions
  • Anything that may have contributed to the automobile accident (road debris, inclement weather, traffic jam, animal, pedestrian, bicyclist, etc.)
  • Accident type (Uber, scooter accident, semi-truck accident, rollover collision, head-on collision, motorcycle accident, etc.)

Who Can Get an Unredacted Car crash Report?

  • All parties involved in the accident
  • A personal injury attorney
  • Insurance companies
  • Filing police department
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor involved in the accident

Why Can't I Locate My Rapid City Accident Report?

If your traffic report was not filed with the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety, you may need to contact local law enforcement agencies to track down your copy.Contact the following departments to learn more:

  • Deadwood Police Department
  • University Police Department
  • Rapid City Police Department
  • Turner County Sheriff’s Department
  • Fargo Police Department
  • Pennington County Sheriff’s Office

Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Traffic collision Police Report?

Obtaining a copy of your car crash report can be invaluable during the claims process. An accident report contains valuable information that can help your accident attorney prove the other party involved was liable for the collision and should be held accountable for your damages.Important information that can help prove your request for damages includes:The reporting police officer’s opinion concerning which party they believe was negligent, a description of the injuries you sustained in the accident, and a description of vehicle damage. Additional accident information, such as weather and road conditions, or other factors that may have contributed to your accident, including broken or missing traffic signs or debris in the road, can also help strengthen your claim.

Filing a Personal injury Lawsuit or Insurance claim 

If you decide to hire a personal injury law firm, an attorney can help you file a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim. An experienced auto accident attorney can effectively negotiate a full and fair settlement to cover the costs of your damages, including pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more.

How Can I Get My Automobile accident Report Online?

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained injuries, picking up your traffic report in person may not be possible and with your medical bills piling up, you may not have time to wait for your report to arrive in the mail. At, we’ve made it our mission to help accident victims get a copy of their collision reports as soon as possible. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.

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