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Crash Reports

The Ohio State Highway Patrol maintains complete crash reports and crash photographs from crashes investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol only. The crash reports and photographs are retained for five years.

Please wait a minimum of seven to 10 business days from the date of the crash before attempting to order a crash report and/or photographs to ensure the availability of the completed initial report. Also, please be aware some crashes require additional investigation beyond the initial report. Additional information resulting from these investigations may not be available until such investigations are complete. If you have any questions about obtaining a crash report or are unable to view a report you have purchased, please send an e-mail to OSHPCrashReports@dps.ohio.gov, or contact the Central Records Unit via mail, telephone or fax as indicated below.

Ordering Process
  • Click the “Request an OSHP Crash Report/Photos Online” button at the top of this web page.
  • Enter the crash report number and the year of the crash; OR, if you do not have the crash report number, enter the data into “Advanced Options”
  • Enter the text from the image (reCAPTCHA)
  • Click “Search”
Cost & Delivery
  • Crash reports and photographs are $4.00 total for each report and are provided via web links. Crash reports and photographs purchased online will be available to you once your purchase is confirmed. The report/photographs will then be accessible by you for up to 72 hours for printing or downloading.
  • Photographs that are ordered may be placed on a DVD; however, this will increase the cost from $4.00 to $12.00 (this includes the report and the DVD of photographs or just the DVD of photographs if purchased separately from the report). Crash photographs placed on a DVD will be sent in the mail. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are currently accepted.

To order crash reports and/or photos online you must have a web browser capable of running Javascript, a valid credit card, and a viewer that is able to view PDF.

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After the Purchase

Once the crash report has been purchased, and you find that you did not receive the entire investigation, you may e-mail OSHPCrashReports@dps.ohio.gov at a later date to see if any supplemental reports, such as witness statements, have been added. The supplemental reports will be e-mailed to you at no additional cost.

If you want to request audio/video records or reconstruction reports, please make a public records request by e-mailing ADCentralRecords@dps.ohio.gov to specifically request those items. Be sure to include the crash number and the date of the crash in your request. If you are requesting a reconstruction report, please be sure that you have already purchased the crash report.

Complimentary Initial Report

You may obtain the initial crash report (OH-1 only) for free via the DPS Website by clicking on the following link: https://services.dps.ohio.gov/CrashRetrieval/OHCrashRetrieval.aspx. This website does not have the complete “official” report, however, the initial OH-1 report may be all you need for insurance purposes.

**Only fill in the date of crash, the last name of the driver, and the yellow text box, then click on “Get Report Data”. If you don’t know the last name of the driver, please only fill in the county, the date, and the yellow text box, then click on “Get Report Data”. Scroll down to view the available reports.

Public Records 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol maintains criminal investigation reports taken by troopers and Ohio Investigative Unit agents. To order a criminal investigation report or to make a request for other public records under Ohio Revised Code section 149.43, please e-mail the Central Records Unit at ADCentralRecords@dps.ohio.gov

You may also contact Central Records via mail, telephone, or fax:

Ohio State Highway Patrol
Central Records
P.O. Box 182074
Columbus, OH 43218-2074
(614) 466-3536 | Fax: (614) 644-9749

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Call #677 or click HERE to email.

Physical Location & Certified Mail Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mailing Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
PO Box 182074
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2074

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