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An Iowa accident or crash report is officially titled as "01-01 Iowa Accident Report Form". The Iowa Traffic Crash Report Form 433002 01-01 is used by law enforcement officers in Iowa to report traffic crashes to the Department of Public Safety. The details in the report are recorded by the officer who attended the scene of the accident.

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The "433002 01-01 Iowa Accident Report Form"

An Iowa accident or crash report is officially titled as "01-01 Iowa Accident Report Form". The Iowa Traffic Crash Report Form 433002 01-01 is used by law enforcement officers in Iowa to report traffic crashes to the Department of Public Safety. The details in the report are recorded by the officer who attended the scene of the accident.

How do I find my accident report in Iowa?

To find your accident report in Iowa, you will need to know what kind of report you're looking to get. In Iowa, there are three different types of reports involving accidents. The first is an officer's report that was completed by a law enforcement officer. The second is a driver's report to get a copy of a report you previously filed. Or you can request limited information regarding an accident if you just need something specific.

Unfortunately, all reports must be requested via mail because Iowa does not have an online database available for ordering accident reports. Below you'll find information about the different reports available and how to get a copy of each in Iowa.

How to get a copy of an officer's Report

State law allows officer's reports to only be given to people that were involved in an accident, their attorney, insurance companies, or insurance agents. To get a copy of an Officer's report for a traffic accident in Iowa, you will need to send a written request via this form along with a payment of $4.00 for the report to:

Iowa Department of Transportation
Driver & Identification Services
P.O. Box 9204
Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9204

How to get a copy of a driver's report

If you need a copy of the accident report that you completed, you can request that as well. If the accident occurred in 1994 or after, the fee is .50. If the accident happened in 1993 or prior, it is $3.20 to request a copy. To request this report, send a written request, including the following:

  • Driver's license number
  • Complete mailing address
  • Date of accident

Mail the request along with the appropriate payment to:

Iowa Department of Transportation
Driver & Identification Services
P.O. Box 9204
Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9204

Iowa Accident Reports - FAQ

Am I required to file an accident report in Iowa?

If you're in an accident in Iowa that causes death, personal injury, or property damage totaling $1,500 or more, you must report it. The only exception is if a law enforcement agency investigates the accident and files a report. If this doesn't happen, you must return an accident report form within 72 hours or risk suspension of your driving privileges.

The form you should fill out is an Iowa Accident Report form. It is a four-page document, of which the last two pages are to be filled out, signed, and mailed to:

Iowa Department of Transportation
Driver & Identification Services
P.O. Box 9204
Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9204
information do you need to find your accident report in Iowa?

When requesting your accident report in Iowa, what information you'll need to provide depends on what type of report you're requesting.

If you're requesting an officer's report, you will need to fill out a “Request for Copy of Investigating Officer's Report of an Accident” form, which will ask for the following information:

  • Who the request is made for
  • Date and time accident occurred
  • County accident occurred along with the approximate location
  • Name and social security numbers or drivers license numbers of driver(s) involved
  • The reason you're eligible to obtain the report (one of the following options):
    • I was party to the accident
    • I represent the insurance company whose injured was party to the accident
    • I am an attorney for a party to this accident

If you're requesting a driver's report that you previously filled out, you will need to provide:

  • Driver's license number
  • Complete mailing address
  • Date of accident
What legal requirements are there to request an accident report?

To request a report, you will need to be allowed to through state law. For a copy of an officer's report, you will need to be an involved party, their attorney, insurance company, or insurance agent. For a copy of a driver's report, you must be the driver who completed the report in the first place.

Because of the different types of reports available in Iowa, you'll need to consider what you need the report for. If it's for legal purposes, like a lawsuit, consult with your legal counsel about what report(s) you'll need to provide copies of. In many cases, you will need to obtain an officer's report, but if you're just trying to obtain a copy of the driver's report you filled out for your own records, you can do that as well.

Why is this Report so Important?

Data from this report is used for many purposes including:

  • Identifying locations with a large number of crashes.
  • Improving dangerous highways and intersections.
  • Developing highway safety public information programs.
  • Developing programs to save lives and reduce highway injuries.
What is a traffic collision?

A traffic collision occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole or building. Traffic collisions often result in injury, death, and property damage.

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