Accidents can be chaotic and stressful, and one of the first things you may need afterward is a copy of the accident report. Whether you were involved in a minor fender-bender or a more serious collision, having access to your accident report is key, especially for insurance purposes. Obtaining your highway accident report in Georgia can be done through various methods, including online requests, mail, or in person if an office is available near you. We will walk you through the process step by step, ensuring you can easily access your Georgia accident report when needed.

How Do I Get My Georgia DOT Accident Report Online?

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) manages accident reports for incidents involving state-owned roadways and highways. Here’s how to obtain a GA police report through GDOT:

  1. Visit the GDOT website: Navigate to BuyCrash via the GDOT website, where you can access your GA accident report online. Please contact Kalka Law Firm for further assistance with this or any of the following steps.
  2. Enter the required information through BuyCrash: You’ll need to provide details such as the date of the accident, location, and the names of all parties involved, so make sure you have this information on hand.
  3. Pay the required fee: The cost for a GDOT accident report varies, but is typically around $5. If you obtain the crash report online, you can pay via credit or debit card on BuyCrash.
  4. Download the accident report: After completing the online request, you can download a digital copy of the accident report or choose to have it emailed to you.

How To Get Georgia Crash Reports by Mail

If you prefer receiving your accident report by mail, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the GDOT website: Select “Start a Request to GDOT.”
  2. Download the request form: Download the form to your desktop.
  3. Complete the form: Fill out all the necessary details, including the accident date, location, and parties involved. If you have the report number, include it on the form.
  4. Include payment: The cost for GDOT accident reports is $5 each, with a $2 charge for certified copies if ordered. Make your payment by money order or cashier’s check (note: no personal checks are accepted).
  5. Mail the request: Send the completed form and payment to
    Georgia Dept. of Transportation
    935 United Ave. SE
    Bldg 24
    Atlanta, GA, 30316
  6. Wait for delivery: GDOT will mail the crash report to the address specified on the form. The estimated timeframe for a requested crash report to be delivered to your address is two weeks. If you need your report sooner, read the above step-by-step guide on requesting your GDOT accident report online.

How To Get a Georgia DPS Accident Report Online?

If the Georgia State Patrol investigated the crash, the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GA DPS) is the authority to contact for your accident report. Here’s how to do it online:

  1. Visit the GA DPS website: Start by going to the official website of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
  2. Locate the Accident Report Request Section: Once on the GA DPS website, click on the “Start a Request” button and start your online request.
  3. Fill Out the Request Form: Provide the required information, including the accident date, location, and the names of the parties involved. If you have the incident number, make sure you enter it as well.
  4. Payment: Be prepared to pay the applicable fee for the accident report. The cost is $5. You can pay via credit card or debit card.
  5. Submit Your Request: After completing the form and payment, review all the information and make sure it’s correct. Then, submit your request by clicking the appropriate button or link.
  6. Download the Report: Once your request is processed and payment is confirmed, you can download the accident report immediately from the website. Save the digital copy for your records.

How Can I Request a GA GDPS Accident Report by Mail?

  1. Visit the GDPS website: Head to the GDPS website for an open records request.
  2. Download the attached Records Request Form: Input the required accident information, such as the date, location, and the names of the parties involved.
  3. Pay the fee: A GDPS accident report costs $5 and you can send in a cashier’s check with the form.
  4. Send in your request by mail: Once you’ve filled out all the necessary information, you need to send it to:
    Open Records Unit
    P.O. Box 1456
    Attention: Open Records Unit
    Atlanta, GA 30371
  5. Access the report: Once your request is processed, you will receive the Georgia Accident Report by mail.

What Information Do I Need to Access My Accident Report in Georgia? 

  • Your full name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your contact number (and fax number if applicable)
  • The names of the subjects or victims
  • The specific records requested (e.g., accident report, accident photos, etc.)
  • The Georgia county or city where the incident occurred
  • The date of the incident
  • The crash report number or incident report number, if available

How Long Does It Take To Get a Georgia GDOT, DPS, or DMV Accident Report?

The time it takes to receive your accident report varies by delivery method. If you request it online, you can download it immediately. If you opt for mail delivery, it can take up to two weeks for your Georgia police accident report to arrive.

What Documentation Is Required to Get a GA Accident Report?

When requesting your accident report, you’ll typically need the following documentation:

  • Accident details: The date, location, and names of all the parties involved.
  • Payment: Be prepared to pay the required fee of $5 per report. Depending on your order method, you must provide your credit or debit card information (online) or a cashier’s check or money order (by mail). Neither GDOT nor GDPS accepts personal checks for payment.
  • Identification: Some agencies may require proof of identification, such as a driver’s license or government-issued ID.