Accident (Crash) Reports

Columbus Division of Police electronic accident (crash) reports are submitted to the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS). Accident reports are available on the ODPS website once they have been submitted and accepted. Crash reports submitted via hard copy won't be available by the ODPS for several weeks after submission. There is no cost associated with copies of accident reports obtained via the ODPS website. Note, copies of accident reports are not available through (this) Columbus Police website.

View/ Retrieve Columbus Police Accident Reports (ODPS)
(Note: As of 7/19/2017, the crash reports retrieval system is down. We are working to rectify the issue as soon as possible. Please be sure to check back to this page shortly for updates regarding the system.)

The Columbus Division of Police can process requests locally via faxing your request to the Columbus Police Record Section at (614) 645-4001. (Read below.) You can also make a request in person on the second floor of Police Headquarters, Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 2:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Any associated costs are determined per request.

If you have filed a report with another police agency within the Columbus-Metro area, you will need to contact that agency to obtain copies of the report.

Crash Report Request via Fax:
Please include your contact information within your request.
Documents can be picked up at Columbus Police Headquarters, 120 Marconi Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Associated Crash Report Cost:
It currently costs $.05 per page* to obtain a copy of an offense/accident report at Headquarters.
*Fees are payable by cash, money order or certified check made payable to "City of Columbus Treasurer Police." Note, personal checks are NOT accepted.