How to Get a Police Report in NYC

How to Get a Police Report in New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island & Queens

Fastest: Request a copy of an NYPD police report at the precinct where the accident occurred during the first 30 days from when the report was filed.

Lookup a precinct. (It usually takes 1-3 days after the accident for your report to be available but can take as long as a week or two)

Online: Within 7 days after the precinct has your accident report available, it will be uploaded to the online portal.  Request your NYPD police accident report online using the Collision Report Retrieval Portal.

By mail: Download and complete 2 copies of the Police Accident Report (Request for Copy of Collision Record), and mail them to the precinct of occurrence.

After 30 days from the date of the accident report: Accident Reports are held at the precinct for 30 days before being forwarded to the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. After 30 days from the date of the accident report, all requests must be made to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV):

By mail: use form MV-198C [PDF].

Download a police accident report and/or driver reports (MV-104) from NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. See more about police accident reports at NYS DMV and “What’s the difference between a police report and a certified police report?

Confused About How to Get a Police Report in New York City?

Don’t waste your time! We can get the Police Report for you if you were injured in a motorcycle accident or any motor vehicle accident anywhere in New York.

Just call us now for a free, no obligation consultation. If you want the best New York motorcycle lawyers for your accident, call us and we will obtain the police accident report. We will take care of everything for you.

How to Read a Police Report

Download a police accident report key code sheet NYS (3 page PDF)

police accident report key code sheet

Click for 3 page police accident report key code sheet PDF

When a Car Cut You Off

Often the police officer will not take information about the car which cut you off if there was no contact between the car and you or your motorcycle. Police officers frequently incorrectly believe that there is nothing you can do. This still happens even though we sent this letter to the New York City police Commissioner: police accident reports-NYC

If you were injured when a car cut you off, call us first.

When a Police Report Wasn’t Filed Or Is Wrong

You can file an MV-104 Driver’s Accident Report. See How to Fill out Your MV-104 Accident Report

MV-104 Driver's Accident Report

How to Get a Police Accident Report on Long Island

See How to get a police report on Long Island

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