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How To Get a Pennsylvania State Police Accident Report

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Injured In A Car Accident? Need A Copy Of Your PA Accident Report? Contact One Of Our Car Accident Lawyers

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If you’ve been involved in a car accident, here’s how to obtain a copy of your state police report in Pennsylvania. You can purchase a PA crash report online through the Online Crash Report Requests website, get it for free here (if you were injured/not at fault), or request a copy by mailing the required documents and payment to the Crash Reports Unit in Harrisburg, PA.

How to Get a Copy of a Police Report in PA:

Follow these steps based on how you want to get the report: online or by mail:

To Obtain Your PA State Police Accident Report Online:

  1. Visit the Online Crash Report Requests website. TIP: Get this for free here (rather than paying the $22 on that website)… restrictions apply.
  2. Perform a PA police report search. If you have a copy of your Police Crash Report you can search by your incident number.
  3. If you don’t, you can search by your name and date.
  4. Add the crash report to your cart. The fee for a copy of a PA crash report is $22. TIP: You can get this report for free by sending this short form.
  5. The report will then be emailed to you.

Get Free Pennsylvania Accident Police Report

If you were hurt in an accident in or near Philadelphia (or southeastern PA) that wasn’t your fault, simply tell us your contact info here… we’ll reach out to get the necessary details about the accident that we’ll need to get the report for you, 100% free.

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To Obtain Your PA State Police Crash Report by Mail:

  1. Fill out the form SP7-0015, “Application to Obtain Copy of Police Crash Report”. You will need the date, time, and location of the accident, incident number, and other requested information.
  2. Include payment using a certified check or money order made payable to “Commonwealth of Pennsylvania”. The fee for PA state police crash reports is $22.
  3. Mail the application and processing fee to:

    Attention: Crash Reports Unit, 1800 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

  4. Your report will then be mailed to you.

how-to-request-PA-state-police-accident-reportWho Can Request Pennsylvania State Police Accident Reports?

According to Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Section 3751(b), people who may obtain car accident reports filed by Pennsylvania State Police include:

  • Individuals involved in the accident.
  • Automobile insurance companies.
  • Attorneys representing clients involved in the accident.
  • Other government agencies.

How Soon After Accidents Can I Get a PA Crash Report?

Pennsylvania state police incident reports should be available 15 days after the accident after the state police have filed the information with PENNDOT’s crash reporting system. If an automobile car crash report was not filed on scene then a Pennsylvania Police report should be filed within five days of the accident.

Why Do You Need a Copy of Your Pennsylvania Crash Report?

While your insurer may do this for you, obtaining this report is just one of the many steps people will need to do after any type of pedestrian or car accident. These reports may contain evidence proving negligence or information needed for personal injury claims. If needed and retained, we will obtain these reports on your behalf. Or, you can fill out this form.

Are You Looking for a Philadelphia Accident Report?

If your accident occurred in Philadelphia you’ll need to get a copy of your Philadelphia car accident report by following these steps. The Philadelphia Police Department creates the Philadelphia police reports.

The PA State Police (PSP) typically handle accidents on major highways around the Philadelphia area, including:

  • PA Turnpike (I-76 – toll road)
  • I-95
  • The Blue Route (I-476, south of I-76)
  • I-295
  • PA Turnpike Extension (I-476, north of I-76)

Why You Need a Car Accident Attorney

If you have been involved in an accident involving a serious injury or a loved one passed away during the collision, be sure to contact nearby Philadelphia car accident lawyer, Edith Pearce, for a free consultation. The Pearce Law Firm Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers P.C. is dedicated to helping car accident victims, and our attorneys will offer you and your family personal attention and compassion, unlike many other law firms. Our PennDOT lawyers can also help you file a claim against PennDOT or a PA commonwealth entity if you’ve been injured or received damages from a PA government employee. Wondering how much your case could be worth? See examples of top car accident settlements in PA to get an idea of what some car accident injury cases are worth.

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