Obtaining an Accident Report in Dallas, Texas
How do I Order a Crash Report in Dallas, Texas?
If you are involved in a automobile accident and need a copy of an accident report in Dallas, call 214-671-3375 or 214-671-3345. These are phone numbers provided by the Dallas Police Department that will direct you to resources on how to obtain a copy of an accident report in the city. The Dallas area is composed of many cities and municipalities so outside the city limits will be different.
How do I Get a Crash Report in Dallas County?
If you are involved in an accident in Dallas County, there is an online portal where you can order an e-crash report. They provide a disclaimer that explains reports may not be available until 48 hours after the accident; however, if you need a copy of a crash report quickly in Dallas County, you can access the portal here.
How do I Order an Accident Report in Addison, Texas?
If you are involved in an accident in Addison, call 972-450-7156 to obtain a crash report. According to the Addison Police Department, there are 2 ways you can order an accident report in Addison:
- Copies of a Texas Peace Officer’s crash report are available for purchase online at https://cris.txdot.gov/public/Purchase. These reports can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week after it’s been added to the database.
- Addison accident reports are also available for purchase in person or by mail through the Records Department of the Addison Police Department. You can purchase a crash report this way by sending a check or money order to 4799 Airport Parkway, Addison, Texas 75001-9010. For more details on what to include visit addisontexas.net.
Addison is an incorporated town located within Dallas County. It is just North of the City of Dallas.
How Cai I Obtain a Crash Report in Richardson, Texas?
If you want to order a crash report in Richardson, call 972-744-4836. Richardson is an inner suburb of Dallas. The Richardson Police Department provides 2 ways to access crash reports within the municipality:
- Online copies of a crash report can be accessed through the Texas Department of Transportation’s reporting portal.
- A physical copy of a crash report can be accessed through the Richardson Police Department’s Records Unit. To obtain a copy of an accident report, bring the completed form, with the $6.00 fee, anytime during office hours – Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
How Long Does it Take To Get an Accident Report?
When ordering a crash report through the Texas Department of Transportation, it may take 7 to 10 days before the report is available for purchase. Local resources provided by a municipality’s police department or private reporting systems may be avenues one can use to obtain a copy of a crash report sooner. Each municipality has different protocol in place for how they handle requests for accident reports.
For more information on how to order crash reports in other Texas cities, check out our Katy and Houston pages.
Accidents in Dallas
The City of Dallas is home to more than 1 million people. This doesn’t account for the people who drive into the city everyday, whether it be to visit, for work or just driving through. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident in Dallas, call (713) 932-0777 for a free case evaluation with an experienced lawyer.