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 $1,000, 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
Need Help Locating Your Traffic Collision Report?
If you were in an accident and need help locating your report, please visit www.wsp.wa.gov, under Hot Topics select WRECR-Collision Record Request.
If you have difficulties with your request and need to contact the Washington State Patrol, they can be reached via phone, email or on the web where there is an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) box and help box at the top of the home page to assist you in making your request.
Phone: (360) 570-2355