An accident report outlines all information about a vehicle collision. It is put together in a police report form or by each party involved in the accident. The report outlines the details of what happened, who is at fault, the location of the incident, and other important information that could be used in an insurance claim or court proceeding.
Why do I need an accident report?
If you have been in a motor vehicle collision and are trying to make an insurance claim, prove your innocence or go to court for personal injuries, an accident report can help you win your case. A report contains important information that could prove your innocence, it has the potential to completely outline your case and prove that the other party involved is at fault.
How do I find my accident report and is it free?
Accident reports in Vermont are available through the mail as well as online. Be aware that some of the information on your report may be redacted due to privacy policies. In Vermont, there are some fees associated with requesting accident report information. A police report and photo CD cost $20 apiece. While DUI incident and non-incident video and an audio recording cost $45 apiece.
How to get a copy of your accident report online
A report of your crash can be found at the Vermont Police Reports and Public Records website. When you go to fill out your request form, make sure you have the proper information ready. You will need your Vermont State Police case number, date of the incident, type of incident, and the names of all parties involved, as well as your information as the requestor.
This request form is only for reports submitted by you or the other party’s involved in an accident. If you wish to get a report from the Vermont State Police, you will have to do that through the DMV office in Montpelier, VT.
How to get a copy of your accident report through the mail
If you wish to order a copy of your accident report through the mail, make sure you have the same information available as you would for an online request, (Vermont State Police case number, date of incident, type of incident, and the names of all parties involved), and mail your request to:
Vermont State Police
Attn. Report Requests
103 South Main St
Waterbury VT, 05671-2101
Remember to send a check with payment for your request. It is advisable to call ahead and check the total amount before sending your check.