How To Obtain A Traffic Collision Report from the Anaheim

Only involved parties of an accident have the authority to request a report of a traffic incident. Drivers, passengers, parents or legal guardians of minors involved in the accident, insurance agents, and attorneys all have access to police reports.

The Anaheim Police Department publishes all non-injury traffic accidents online within ten business days from the date the accident occurred. The Anaheim Police Department’s webpage links to an accident search tool that allows people to search accidents using the report number, last name, date of the incident, and street name.

Reports can also be requested directly from the police department. The police department provides an online form in which people requesting must fill the required fields of information. You will need to know the location of the incident, the date and time of the incident, the report number, and names of other parties involved. You will have to select the type of report you are requesting (traffic collision) and identify your involvement in the incident (victim, representative, insurer, etc.). The online form will require you to upload proof of your identity and your involvement in the incident. If you are not able to provide this proof, or if you do not have the report number, you cannot complete your request online.

You can call the Anaheim Police Department Records Section to get hold of the report number. Having the report number will allow you to proceed with the online form. The number for the Anaheim Police Department Records Section is (714) 765-1990.  If you are unable to upload the proof of your identity and your involvement in the accident, you are advised to request the report in person or submit a request through the mail.

Your written request sent via mail should look like this:




Records Bureau

425 S. Harbor Boulevard

Anaheim, CA 92805



Report Number:                                  XXXXXXX

Date/Time of Accident:                      XXXXXXX

Location of Accident:                         XXXXXXX

Names of Other Parties Involved:      XXXXXXX


Dear Sir or Madam:

Please send the police report for the accident pertaining to the details listed above. I have included a copy of my identification cards and business cards as proof of my identity and involvement in the incident. Please process my request as soon as possible.

Thank you,



All reports, regardless of method of the requests, are reviewed by the records section of the police department. If the person requesting the report does not meet the involved-party eligibility, the request will be denied. Requests can take 7 to 10 days to process.

A fee is not due upon making the request. Once the records section of the police department reviews your request, you will be contacted with the amount due for the copy of the report. The first page of all reports is fifty cents; all subsequent pages are twenty cents each.


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