How do I get a copy of a crash report that I was involved in?
To get a copy of a crash report, please use the link below to get a copy from Texas Department of Transportation. The Crash Report Online Purchase System is a fast, easy, and secure system designed for individuals involved in motor vehicle traffic crashes to request and purchase a copy of the Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report (CR-3) filed with TxDOT regarding their crash.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is the custodian of crash records for the State of Texas. Texas Transportation Code §550.062 requires any law enforcement officer who in the regular course of duty investigates a motor vehicle crash that results in injury to or the death of a person or damage to the property of any one person to the apparent extent of $1,000 or more, to submit a written report of that crash to TxDOT not later than the 10th day after the date of the crash.
How soon will my report be available for purchase after my crash?
Texas Transportation Code (TTC) 550.062 requires a law enforcement officer who investigates a crash and completes a Texas Peace Officer's Report (CR-3) to submit the report to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) not later than the 10th day after the date of the crash. Once the report is received by TxDOT, it may take up to 4 business days to process. If you are attempting to search for a recent crash report and receive no results, you may try your search again at a later date.
Crash Report Online Purchase System Confidentiality
Due to their confidential nature, crash reports are not available for online viewing by the general public. The following is required information as per Texas Transportation Code §550.065, before a crash report can be released the requester must provide at least two of the following pieces of information:
- Name of any person involved in the crash
- Date of the crash
- Location of the crash
Costs of a Crash Report (Use the link above)
- $6 for a regular copy
- $8 for a certified copy - A certified copy is requested when a person needs an official document.
To obtain an offense/incident report please use the open records form below: