North Dakota Accident Reports
Find Your Collision Report Online
Were you involved in a car accident in North Dakota? If so, you may need a copy of the accident report, whether for your own records or to provide to your lawyer or insurance company. Accident reports document crucial details of car accidents such as the date and time of the crash, location, involved parties, and more. Details like these are crucial when it comes to things like court cases or insurance claims, which are common after a car accident.
In this article, you will find information on how to find your accident report in North Dakota along with information on whether or not you need to report an accident you were involved in.
How do I find my accident report in North Dakota?
To obtain an accident report from the North Dakota Department of Transportation, you will need to do so via mail. Though the process is relatively simple, there are no online or in-person options for requesting your accident report in North Dakota at this time.
The base cost for requesting an accident report in North Dakota is $2, which will provide you with the officer’s report alone. For an additional $5 you can include the officer’s opinion as well. To pay these fees you will include a check or money order along with your request.
If you have any questions about the process or payment amount for your accident report, you can contact Driver Record Services at 701-328-2600.
However, if your accident was investigated by Bismarck Police, you will need to obtain your accident report through them directly. Both options are outlined below.
Request a North Dakota Collision Report Via Mail
To request a crash report in North Dakota via mail (the only option available at this time), you will need to fill out the Request for Crash Report Information form (SFN-4901).
When you fill out this form, you must fill in all of the fields as accurately as possible to ensure that there is enough information available to pull up the associated accident report. The first section of the form is needed for the Officer’s Report, which has a fee of $2. If you are not looking for an Officer’s Opinion, you can ignore the second half.
However, if you are looking for the Officer’s Opinion, you will need to pay an additional $5 ($7 total) and fill out the remainder of the form. This second part of the form requires you to confirm your identity to ensure you’re allowed to request a crash report. To request the Officer’s Opinion, you either need to be:
- A party to the crash
- A party’s legal representative
- An insurer to a party of the crash
When you are requesting an Officer’s Opinion, you will also need to provide a valid reason for requesting the Officer’s Opinion.
When you mail your form ensure that you include a check or money order for the correct amount payable to:
Drivers License Division
608 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0750
Submit the form and payment by mail to:
ND Department of Transportation
Drivers License Division
Driver Record Services
608 E. Blvd Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0750
If you have any trouble with the form or have any questions, you can call 701-328-2600.
Request an Accident Report from Bismarck Police
If your accident happened in Bismarck, ND and it was responded to by Bismarck Police, you’ll want to get a report directly from them. Bismarck Police allows the purchase of crash reports through BuyCrash.com.
The fees are as follows:
Full Report $7.00
Diagram & Narrative $5.00
Basic Information (Names/Insurance Information) $2.00
To make your purchase, visit BuyCrash.com and provide the state and law enforcement agency that took the report. Then fill out the requested form to search for your crash report.
FAQS about accident reports in North Dakota
What information do you need to find your accident report in North Dakota?
To find your accident report with North Dakota Department of Transportation, you will need to complete a crash report request form which requires you to provide the following information along with other details which can be found on the form itself:
While you may not need all of this information to submit your request, it’s best to provide as much information as possible.
Who is qualified to request an accident report in North Dakota?
It’s important to note that not just anyone can request an accident report in North Dakota. Put simply, you need to be an involved party in the accident or representing an involved party in an official, legal capacity.
The individuals who are allowed to request an accident report are:
Additionally, if not the party involved directly, you must reveal if you are representing the:
Crash statistics for North Dakota
North Dakota saw a total of 14,221 crashes in 2019 which is lower than any of the previous 8 years. In those crashes, there were 4,258 injuries and 100 fatalities. According to the reports from the North Dakota Department of Transportation, 94% of motor vehicle crashes can be attributed to preventable human behavior including not wearing a seatbelt, speed, alcohol, or aggressive driving.
Do I need to file an accident report in North Dakota?
In North Dakota, you are not required to file an accident report on your own. Instead, you’re legally supposed to call the police for any accident where: