How to Request a Police Report in New Jersey
Under New Jersey law, "[e]very citizen of this State shall have the right, during regular business hours and under supervision, to inspect and copy [accident reports] and shall also have the right in person to purchase copies of the reports..." N.J.S.A. 39:4-131.
To obtain a copy of your report you may either:
- Go to the Police Department: you may go to the Police Department where the accident occurred in person and ask for a copy of your report anytime during normal business hours.
- Mail a Request: you may request a certified accident report via mail or facsimile. To do so, you will need to pay the applicable fee and complete a Request Form.
- Request a copy online: an uncertified copy of your Police Report may also be retrieved online for $13.00 by credit card or debit card. Request Crash Report
Note: for accidents occuring on the Atlantic City Expressway, please call (609) 965-7200 ext. 108 or write to the Atlantic City Expressway Authority, P.O. Box 389, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
How to Read a Police Report / How to Request a Correction to the Report
All of the numbers and codes on your Police Report have meaning. Consequently, it is important to understand what the numbers and codes listed on your report mean. Further, it is important that you review your report for accuracy. For more information on reading and/or correcting mistakes on your police report, please see our post--What to do if your car or truck accident police report is incorrect and how to read a New Jersey Police Crash Investigation Report.
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident and wish to discuss your legal options, Farrell & Thurman, P.C., offers a variety of convenient ways to schedule a free, no-pressure consultation. You may do so directly on our website (Schedule a Consult), via phone (609-924-1115), or by email (Contact Us).