How to Obtain a Police Report in New York
When the police are called to the scene of a crash, they are required to
prepare a Police Accident Report (P.A.R.), also known in New York as an
MV-104. The report is to be prepared as
as possible and describe the details surrounding the crash. Our experience
has taught us that accurate and complete is not always the case.
If you were involved in a crash in New York City, you can obtain a copy
of the accident report from the police precinct from which the officer(s)
responded. A link to locate the precincts in New York City is below. In
Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the police reports can usually be obtained
from the department headquarters or on line (see links below.) Villages
in New York that maintain their own Police Agencies have their own internal
procedures. Police reports are normally available within 24-48 hours after
the crash. Most departments require a fee to be paid for obtaining the report.
The reports in most cases remain available in the precincts for several
weeks after a crash. If no longer available, they can be obtained directly
from the N.Y.S. Dept. of Motor Vehicles or from private vendors.
A link to the State Dept. of Motor Vehicles Accident Report Request page is here
Additional links to help you find the report or precincts are here:
To Request an Accident Report from the N.Y.S. DMV
Nassau County Police Department Reports
To Locate and Identify N.Y.P.D. Police Precincts Click Here
A List of New York City Police Precincts Phone Numbers and Address
For Other States, Click Here
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