How Do You Get A Florida Highway Patrol Accident Report?

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. December 20, 2022

Obtaining Your FHP Crash Report From The Police Near You

Learn your options for getting a copy of your accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) accident report includes all the information from your accident including your FHP case number. You can use this report to tell your insurance company about the crash and file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.

If you were in a car accident in Florida, you need to get a copy of your FHP accident report today, as soon as possible. We’ll explain why getting a copy of your Florida highway patrol crash report is essential and how to do so.

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Get Your Florida Highway Patrol Accident Report Online

You can also get a copy of your Florida highway patrol crash report online. Go to the Florida Crash Portal and search for your report number if you have it.

Online highway patrol accident reports cost $10 per report, plus a convenience fee of $2. After purchasing your report, it will be available online. You will receive a download link in the email address you provided on the request form. Make sure to download your report within 48 hours.

Get Your Florida Highway Patrol Crash Report In-Person

You can pick up your FHP accident report at the Florida Highway Patrol Troop Station near where the crash occurred. To view a list of FHP Station locations, please see this list

You can pick up your FHP accident reports today at the Troop Station Near your accident location, if it’s currently Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. Be sure to bring a form of personal identification, such as a valid driver’s license. 

If you’ve recently suffered injuries because of a car accident in Florida, it’s in your best interest to have your case reviewed by a legal professional. You may be entitled to damages, and a car accident lawyer can help you understand your best course of action.

Get Your Florida Highway Patrol Accident Report by Mail

If you’re not near the accident location, you can request your Florida highway patrol crash report by mail, it will cost $10 per report. Mail report requests to:

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 
Crash Records
2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 28
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Include payment for the report with your request. Check or money order must be made out to “FLHSMV.” After mailing your request, you should receive your crash report in 4-6 weeks.

Why Is It Important to Get a Copy of the FHP Accident Report?

Police officers always create a report at the scene of the accident with details about the crash. Accident reports include the officer’s account of the accident and any other information.

Accident reports contain essential information such as:

  • Time, date, and location of the accident;
  • Involved parties and their insurance information;
  • Any tickets administered;
  • Driving conditions during the accident;
  • Damage to vehicles;
  • Injuries; and
  • Any other relevant information.

Get a copy of your Florida highway patrol accident report as soon as possible. The details in these reports could be helpful for your personal injury claim as we help you negotiate a fair auto accident injury settlement.

A Car Accident Lawyer Will Evaluate Your Claim for Free

If you were in a car crash in Florida, we are nearby and want to help you and your family through this challenging process. Our car accident attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk can answer any questions you have about getting your Florida highway patrol accident report.

For help getting your Florida Highway Patrol accident report, or to discuss your case with an experienced attorney, contact us today. Check out our page if you’ve been injured in Pinellas County and need to contact a Pinellas County car accident lawyer.

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