How to Get an Accident Report in Columbus, Ohio

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

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Basic Information

If possible, it is much easier to obtain your Columbus 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.

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

Many Ohio cities charge for accident reports, but Columbus does not follow this trend for electronic copies. Columbus is a bit unique, however, in that the Columbus Division of Police submits all crash reports to the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS). Once they have been submitted, ODPS makes these reports available on their website. However, if you would like a hard copy of a report, the cost is 5 cents per page. 

Where to Find Accident Reports in Columbus, Ohio Online

In order to access your Columbus Accident Report online, you should click on the following button:

When you click this link, it will take you to an intake page that looks like this:

How to Obtain a Columbus Report

  • In Person – You can make a request in person by going to the Columbus  Division of Police at 120 Marconi Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
  • By Mail – You can make a written request by mail by writing to Toledo Police Department at 120 Marconi Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
  • Online – You can obtain a Columbus Accident Report by clicking on this link
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