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Procedures for Obtaining Copies of Traffic Collision Reports

To obtain a copy of a traffic report, you must mail your request to Records & Identification Division. Traffic reports can be released to authorized persons such as the victim, the victim’s representative, or as provided in Section 20012 of the Vehicle Code.

Records and Identification Division
100 West 1st Street, Room P1-137
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Attn:Document Processing Unit

R&I is a 24-hour, seven days a week law enforcement function. For most public services, it is open Monday-Thursday between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM excluding holidays.

To obtain a copy of a traffic report, please provide:
A check or money order payable to the LAPD in the amount of $24.00. This fee may be refunded if it is determined that no report exists.  If you receive notification that no report exists, please complete a City of Los Angeles Claim for Refund form and return it to the City Clerk's Office.

  • The location and the party(ies) involved in the collision, if known
  • The insurance policy number if the requestor is an insurance company
  • A release from an involved party if the request is from an attorney
  • The type of report - traffic
  • The date and location of occurrence
  • A report (DR) number, if known
  • The vehicle license number, when applicable

Mail to:

Los Angeles Police Department
Records and Identification Division
Document Processing Unit
P.O. Box 30158
Los Angeles, CA 90030


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