Traffic Report Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How do I obtain a copy of a traffic crash or boating accident report? A: A request for a traffic crash report can be made using the Request for Traffic Crash Report Form. It needs to be in writing and can be sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Patrol Records Division - Traffic Crash Reports, P. O. Box 568, Jefferson City, MO 65102 or to the troop headquarters from the jurisdiction where the crash was investigated.

A request for a boating accident report can be made using the Request for Boating Accident Report Form. It needs to be in writing and should be sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Patrol Records Division - Boating Reports, P. O. Box 568, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
Q: Is there a charge for reports? A: Yes. The cost for a copy of a Patrol investigated traffic crash or boating accident report is $4.90 per four-page report.

Additional fees apply for copies of reports of reconstructed crashes or accidents, photographs, certified copies of reports, photographs, crash data retrieval (CRD) electronic information, computer disk (CD) copies and electronic mapping data. Contact the Patrol Records Division at General Headquarters (573) 526-6113 to get actual costs BEFORE sending any funds.

Payment must be made by check or money order only (no cash) and must be made payable to: DPS - Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Q: Can I fax my request? A: Fax requests will only be accepted from law enforcement agencies at fax telephone number (978) 244-8688. All other requests for reports are to be sent in writing along with the associated fees. Q: Can I pay by credit card? A: No. All fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to: DPS - Missouri State Highway Patrol. Q: How can I contact the Patrol's Custodian of Records? A: You may email, mail, or fax your Public Records Request; however, using the Public Records Center is the preferred method for making a request. Please contact us at 573-526-6146 option 2, to discuss the best option for you when making a request.

The Custodian of Records office processes requests from the public for various department records with the exception of accident reports, reconstructions and accident related photographs, which are processed by the Patrol Records Division.

All requests for public records should be submitted in writing or online via the Public Records Center. The Public Records Center is used to submit public record requests, track request status, manage account information, download records, view invoices and pay on-line using a credit or debit card.