If you are involved an accident, call 9-1-1 for a police response. If the police complete a written report, you do not need to complete an accident report, you just need to contact your insurance company.
When to Complete an Accident Report
- If your accident is NOT investigated by a police officer or sheriff’s deputy, AND
- If there are injuries or the total damage exceeds $700, THEN
- You need to file a report within 24 hours to the State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Obtaining a Copy of an Accident Report
To request a stand-alone Traffic Collision Report for an accident you were involved in, click here