Requesting a Police Crash Report from DMV

The Department of Motor Vehicles maintains the official record of all reportable crashes occurring within the Commonwealth. Crashes may be reported by law enforcement (FR300P) or an individual may also report a crash to DMV.

DMV maintains the reports for a minimum of 36 months from the date of the crash. Sections 46.2-379 and 46.2-380 of the Code of Virginia control the release of data from the reports.

Who May Request a Crash Report

Individuals involved in the crash:

In accordance with § 46.2-380 of the Code of Virginia, DMV will release a complete crash report to persons involved in the crash or to their authorized representatives. This includes the following:

Individuals not involved in the crash:

In accordance with § 46.2-379 of the Code of Virginia, DMV may disclose the following information, if available, from a police crash report (FR300P) on request of any person allowed under another federal or state law to obtain such information.

How to Request a Crash Report

To request an accident report, submit either a written request or a completed Information Request Form (CRD 93), along with your payment. The written request must include:

Requests may be submitted either:

Cost

The fee is $8.00 per crash report requested. NOTE:This fee is required even if the crash report is not found in DMV records.

Payment Methods

High volume requesters may elect to be billed and must supply the name of their company and federal identification number.

Receiving the Accident Report

The requested documents will be sent via U.S. Postal Service first class mail.