If you need to request a Richmond accident report related to an auto accident, you can request it directly from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. If you need to request an accident report for some other type of accident, you will need to request it through the correct police agency.
Obtaining Auto Accident Reports in Richmond, VA
To obtain a copy of an auto accident report in Richmond, you can submit a completed Information Request Form (CRD 93) or a written request along with a check or money order for $8. If you don’t use the form, your written request must contain the following details:
- Date and time of the auto accident;
- At least one driver’s name;
- Accident location details, such as street and city or town;
- Your involvement in the crash (are you the driver, injured party, vehicle owner, etc.); and
- Your driver’s license number, which is mandatory if you were an involved party.
You need to mail your request to:
Customer Records Work Center, Room 514
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Post Office Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269
If you want to request your auto accident report in person, you need to visit a DMV Customer Service Center. There are four locations in greater Richmond:
- West Henrico,
- Richmond Central,
- Chesterfield, and
- East Henrico.
If you don’t want to submit your request via mail or in person, you can also fax your forms to (804) 367-0390.
Requesting a non-auto Accident Report, Richmond, VA
Non-auto accident reports must be requested through the respective law enforcement agency. You must know which agency to request it through because every agency maintains separate records. Once you determine which agency is the correct one, you can choose the request method that works best for you.
Most agencies will allow you to request a police report online, through the mail, and over the phone. Some agencies will allow you to request a police report in person too.
If you need to request a police report through the Richmond Police Department, you can do so in person or through the mail. To get the police report in person, visit the Richmond Police Department headquarters lobby and go to window 4 of the Richmond Police Information Desk. Richmond Police headquarters is located at 200 West Grace Street.
You can also fill out a form and mail it along with your $5 payment. Address your mail request to:
RPD Records Unit
200 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220
You must use a money order or draft; they will not accept personal checks. The $5 should be payable to the City of Richmond. Try to include the incident number and all pertinent details. If they cannot locate a report with the information you provide, they will return your payment along with an explanation.
Contact a Richmond Personal Injury Lawyer
Are you requesting a police report or an auto accident report for an injury accident you were involved in? If so, you may need a legal advocate on your side.
The Richmond personal injury lawyers at River Run Law can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We routinely represent clients who were injured due to another party’s negligence.
To learn more about our services, contact River Run Law today to schedule an initial consultation.