How to Get a Car Accident Report in Cleveland, Ohio

If you or a loved when have been in a car accident in Cleveland, Ohio – you may be wondering how to obtain the police crash report from the City of Cleveland. This guide from the personal injury lawyers at Sawan  & Sawan will take you through the steps and costs to obtain a report for a car accident in Cleveland. 

How to Obtain a Cleveland Car Accident Report

  • In Person – You can make a request by phone at 216-623-5352
  • By Mail – You can make a written request by mail by writing to the Cleveland Public Records Divisionat 1300 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.
  • Online – You can obtain a Cleveland Accident Report by clicking on this link.

What Information is Needed to Get The Report Online?

If possible, it is much easier to obtain your Cleveland Accident Report if you have some basic information. Before you begin this process, it is advisable to collect the following information:

  1. The date of the car accident; and
  2. The location of the car accident; and
  3. The names of the involved parties.

Where to Find Accident Reports in Cleveland, Ohio Online

In order to access your Cleveland Accident Report online, you should first start by loading the City of Cleveland’s public records request system here. When you click this link, you should see a link on the City of Cleveland’s Public Records page to submit a public records request. This will take you to the system where you can make a public records request by clicking the option to “Submit a Request.” This will bring up a second menu to select “Public Safety” reports. You will then need to register an account (or click to proceed anonymously) and follow the instructions to make your request for the police report. 

What is the Cost of a Car Accident Report in Cleveland, Ohio?

Many Ohio cities charge for accident reports, but Cleveland does not follow this trend for electronic copies. Accident reports from Cleveland, Ohio are now available through the submission form on the Cleveland Public Records Center. Once the request have been submitted, you should be able to see the report in your portal. Remember that the City of Cleveland reports that these records are not available until 7-10 days after the car accident. 

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