California Accident Reports

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A California accident or crash report is officially titled as the ‘CHP 555 Traffic Collision Report’. It is used by law enforcement to record the details relating to an accident involving any type of vehicle. The details in the report are recorded by the officer who attended the scene of the accident. If a police officer did not attend your accident, you can file a ‘SR 1 Traffic Accident Report’

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The CHP 555 ‘Traffic Collision Report’

A California accident or crash report is officially titled as the ‘CHP 555 Traffic Collision Report.’ It is used by law enforcement to record the details relating to an accident involving any type of vehicle. The details in the report are recorded by the officer who attended the scene of the accident. If a police officer did not attend your accident, then you must use a ‘SR 1 TrafficAccident Report’ to report the accident to the DMV within 10 days if (1) there was property damage of more than $1,000.00, (2) anyone was injured (no matter how minor), or (3) anyone was killed. The following documents and websites provide more information on the CHP 555 and the SR 1.

No. Title PDF
CHP 555 CHP 555 Traffic Collision Report
CHP 555 Instructions for the CHP 555
SR 1 SR 1 Traffic Accident Report
SR 1 Instructions for the SR 1

3 Ways to Get A Copy Of Your Report On-Line In California

1. Use MyAccident.org

MyAccident.org provides a free version of your report. This report holds all the details from the CHP 555 form with the exception of personal information like the names and contact information for those involved.

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2. Order through mail or in person

To obtain your accident report directly from the California Highway Patrol, you need to know which CHP office filed the police report and you must fill out a CHP 190 ‘Collision Request Form.’ To find out which CHP office filed your report, please call the CHP Headquarters at (916)843-3000. Once you know which CHP office filed the report, you can either mail in the CHP 190 to that office or visit the office in-person to retrieve your report.

3. Other Data Sites like LexisNexis or CrashDocs

These can be a good reliable source of data. However the sites can be difficult to use and do not have all the Police Agencies in California. (sometimes less than 50%)