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If you were involved in a car accident in Hawaii, you may find yourself in need of a copy of the crash report form. In Hawaii, a crash/accident report is known as a motor vehicle collision report. Law enforcement officers in Hawaii use these forms to document the details that relate to auto accidents in the state.

These reports contain information like the date of the incident, the parties involved, damages done, the conditions surrounding the accident, and much more. Below you’ll find all of the information you need to know about how to get the accident report for your crash or another vehicle incident.

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Who can request a vehicle collision report?

Any of the parties immediately involved in the accident can request a report. Keep in mind that you cannot request a motor vehicle report for an incident that you were not involved in.

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How do I request a collision report by mail in Hawaii?

When sending your request for your MVC (motor vehicle collision) report, you’ll be required to include a decent chunk of information relating to yourself and the incident, according to the Honolulu Police Department, regardless of which island you live on. Some things you will need to know/have for your request are:

  • The name(s) and address(es) of the complainant/victim/involved party
  • Police report number
  • The date and time of occurrence
  • The request letter MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED to confirm identification
  • A birth or death certificate from the involved party may be required if you are requesting as next of kin
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope with enough postage and a large enough envelope to mail return your Police report (the Honolulu Police Department does not fax or Email)
  • Payment is required in the form of cash, check (payable to the City and County of Honolulu), or Cashier’s check

The cost of a copy of a report is $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page. It is also advisable that if you request your MVC report via mail, that you call the police department responsible for filing your report and verify how much payment is required so you know exactly what to include in your request. For any additional questions or information, you can read more about police report requests on the Honolulu Police Department’s website.

How to request a collision report on the Big Island

The Hilo Police Department’s records division is responsible for all of the island’s police reports. To request a collision report from the Hilo Police Department, contact them at (808) 961-2233 to find out if there is any additional information that your request would require along with:

  • The name(s) and address(es) of the complainant/victim/involved party
  • Police report number
  • The date and time of occurrence
  • Appropriate Payment

After all of the necessary information has been gathered, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope containing a letter with your request, or go to:

Hilo Police Department
Records Division
349 Kapiolani St. Hilo, HI 96720

Requesting a collision report on the Big Island will cost $1 for the first page, and 10 cents for each additional page.

How to request a collision report on Maui, Molokai, or Lanai

The Maui Police Department is in charge of filing all police reports for Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. To request a collision report from the Maui Police Department, contact them at (808) 244-6355 to find out if there is any additional information that your request would require along with:

  • The name(s) and address(es) of the complainant/victim/involved party
  • Police report number
  • The date and time of occurrence
  • Appropriate Payment
  • Include your email address, phone number, and a legible copy of your photo ID with your request

After all of the necessary information has been gathered, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope containing a letter with your request, or go to:

Maui Police Department
Records Division
55 Mahalani St. Wailuku, HI 96793

Or you can email it to [email protected] (preferred)

How to request a collision report on Oahu

The Honolulu Police Department is responsible for filing all police reports on Oahu. To request a collision report from the Honolulu Police Department, contact them at (808) 529-3111 to find out if there is any additional information that your request would require along with:

  • The name(s) and address(es) of the complainant/victim/involved party
  • Police report number
  • The date and time of occurrence
  • Appropriate Payment

After all of the necessary information has been gathered, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope containing a letter with your request, or go to:

Honolulu Police Department
Records and Identification Division
801 S. Beretania St. Honolulu, HI 96813

Requesting a collision report on Oahu will cost between $1.00 to $2.00.

How to request a collision report on Kauai

The Kauai Police Department is responsible for filing all police reports on Kauai. To request a collision report from the Kauai Police Department, contact them at (808) 241-6756 to find out if there is any additional information that your request would require along with:

  • The name(s) and address(es) of the complainant/victim/involved party
  • Police report number
  • The date and time of occurrence
  • Appropriate Payment

After all of the necessary information has been gathered, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope containing a letter with your request, or go to:

Kauai Police Department
Records Division
3060 Umi St. Lihue, HI 96766

Requesting a collision report on Kauai will cost between $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for all pages following.

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