If your motor vehicle has been involved in an accident, you may request a copy of the report at the precinct where the accident occurred during the first 30 days from when the report was filed. You can download and complete two copies of the Police Accident Report (Request for Copy of Collision Record), and either mail them to the precinct of occurrence or drop them off in person at the precinct.
You can also request a collision report online using the Collision Report Retrieval Portal. This online resource allows motorists to access collision reports taken after September 30, 2016. Please note that it may take up to seven business days from date of the incident for your report to be accessible on this portal.Accident Reports are held at the precinct for 30 days before being forwarded to the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. After 30 days from the date of the accident report, all requests must be made to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on New York DMV form MV-198C.