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Philadelphia-police-report-online-pearce-law-firmHere’s how to get a car accident report in Philadelphia, PA. You can get your Philadelphia accident report by requesting a copy online, by mail, or dropping off the request in person at the Records Department at City Hall. See details below. Remember to provide accurate details about the accident, such as the date, location, and parties involved, to ensure smooth processing of your request. Also, see how long do you have to file a police report after an incident in Philadelphia?

Copies of the Philadelphia traffic accident report cost $25, but if you were not at fault and injured in the accident, you can request that we get you the report for 100% free using this short form below.

Want a Free Philadelphia Accident Police Report?

If you were hurt in an accident in or near Philadelphia that wasn’t your fault, tell us about your situation. If we take you on as a client, we’ll get the accident report for you for free.

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To Get Your Philadelphia Police Accident Report Online:

You can request a copy of your Philadelphia accident report online by visiting the city’s crash report online application. The report costs $25, but if you don’t want to pay for the Philadelphia traffic accident report and we take on your case, we’ll get the report for free. So, why not tell us your story?

BONUS TIP: Curious how to get it for free (rather than paying $25 for it on that website)? If needed and we take your case, we will obtain these reports on your behalf for free. Tell us your story.

This online service provides a streamlined process to retrieve Philadelphia police reports online.

Note that the website states, “You can get traffic accident reports online through the public safety reports application. You must request all other reports in person or by mail.”

To Get Your Philadelphia Accident Report by Mail:

Here’s how to request your Philadelphia accident report by mail. The report costs $25, which can be paid only by cash, money order, business check, or certified check.

  1. Print and fill out the application for traffic accident report from here.
  2. Include $25 payment in your request. They only accept cash, money order, business check, or certified check. They do not accept personal checks, credit cards, or debit cards. Make checks payable to “City of Philadelphia.”
    1. TIP: Want a free way to get the report? Tell us your story. If we take on your case and it’s needed, we’ll get the report for free.
  3. Mail the completed application and payment to:

Department of Records
Public Safety Records Unit
City Hall, Room 170
1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

After that, The Department of Records will forward your application along to the relevant department. After that, you will receive the report.

Before you mail it, make sure to check the city’s website for updated instructions

To Get Your Philadelphia Police Accident Report In-Person:

Here’s how to request your Philadelphia accident report in person.

  1. Print and fill out the application for traffic accident report from here.
  2. Include $25 payment in your request. They only accept cash, money order, business check, or certified check. They do not accept personal checks, credit cards, or debit cards. Make checks payable to “City of Philadelphia.”
    1. TIP: Skip the hassle of dealing with city government on your own. If you were injured in the accident and were not at fault, if we take your case and it’s needed, we’ll get your Philadelphia car accident report for free. So, tell us your story. That’s so much better than paying $25 for it, driving in Center City traffic or taking Septa, finding parking, walking to City Hall, finding Room 170), waiting to be helped, and then going back home.
  3. Drop off the request for a Philadelphia crash report in person by visiting the Records Department in Room 170 at City Hall Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4 PM with the completed application and method of payment. City Hall is located at 1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Make sure to check the city’s website to confirm you’re following the most updated process.

Questions? Here’s Who To Contact

Call the City at (215) 686-2266 or email policereports.info@phila.gov. If you were injured and not at fault, contact us here.

philadelphia-police-accident-reportHow Soon Are Car Accident Reports Available In Philadelphia?

Accident reports are available about 2 weeks after they are reported to the police. The Philadelphia Department of Records recommends waiting 2 to 3 weeks before applying for copies.

How To Expedite Receiving Your Accident Report?

To expedite your Philadelphia police report request, visit the Department of Records in person or if you’ve sent your request via mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Who Can Request a Copy of a Philadelphia Car Accident Report?

People who may obtain car accident reports include individuals involved in the accident, automobile insurance companies, injury attorneys representing clients involved in the accident, and other government agencies.  If you are one of these individuals, obtain your report follow the steps above.

Looking for a PA State Police Accident Report?

If your accident report was done by a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, you’ll need to get a Pennsylvania State Police accident report by following the steps on that page.

Injured in the Accident? Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer in Philadelphia

If you have been involved in a car 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.

Above you will find instructions for how to obtain a Philadelphia police accident report from the Philadelphia Police Department’s record division, which provides reports for accidents in Philadelphia County. 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. If you have more than a property damage claim, such as an injury, it is advised to at least consult with an attorney. If needed and retained, we will obtain these reports on your behalf.

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