DMV will release a complete crash report to persons involved in the crash or their authorized representatives. This includes:
- Injured person
- Owner of the vehicle and/or property involved at the time of the crash
- Personal representative of any person involved, injured or killed (e.g., conservator, executor, next of kin, etc.)
- Attorney representing any person involved, injured or killed
- Authorized representative of an insurance company
- Parent or legal guardian of a minor (under age 18) injured or killed
How to Request a Crash Report
To request a crash report, submit either a written request or a completed Information Request Form, along with your payment.
The written request must include:
- Your crash involvement (e.g., driver, injured person, owner of the vehicle and/or property involved at the time of the crash, etc.)
- Crash date and time
- Crash location (street, city/town/county)
- Driver name (if you were not the driver)
- Your driver's license number (if you were involved in the crash)
To use the Information Request Form:
- Fill in your information under Requester Information
- Check the box for Police Crash Report under Information Requested
- Select the type of requester you are and provide as much of the crash information as you can
- Sign the certification
Submit your request:
- By Mail
Customer Records Work Center, Room 514
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Post Office Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269
- In Person
Make an appointment to visit any customer service center or stop by any day we’re open.
How To Pay
The fee is $8 per crash report requested. DMV will return your fee if we do not find a report.
Acceptable payment methods include:
- By Mail: Check or money order only
- By Fax: Completed License, ID Card and Records Payment Authorization
- In Person: Cash, check, money order or credit card
If you’re a high volume requester, you may choose to be billed. Contact the Customer Records Work Center at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your company and federal identification number.
Receiving the Crash Report
DMV will send your requested documents by U.S. Postal Service first class mail.
DMV maintains the official record of all reportable crashes occurring within the Commonwealth. We store this data in the Traffic Records Electronic Data System for at least 36 months. Crashes may be reported by law enforcement or an individual.
See Related Crash Data for more information.