You can request a copy of an auto accident report within 30 days of the accident by mail or in person.

Online

Request a collision report online.

Request a recent accident report by mail.

By Mail

Mail a "Request for Copy of Aided/Accident Record" (Form PD301-161) to the Traffic Safety Officer of the precinct where the accident occurred. The form is available at any precinct.

Include a photocopy of a valid form of picture identification (for example, a driver's license) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

In Person

Go to the precinct where the accident occurred with a valid form of picture identification (for example, a driver's license or passport).

You can request an accident report from the State if the accident occurred over 30 days ago. To request a report, you must complete and mail form MV-198C (Request for Copy of Accident Report) to the State.

Online

Request an older accident report.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Phone Number: (518) 486-9786
  • Business Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours.