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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 business days from the date of the crash before attempting to order a crash report 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.

Cost & Delivery
  • Crash reports purchased online will be available to you once your purchase is confirmed. The report will then be accessible by you for up to 72 hours for printing or downloading.
  • Crash photographs purchased online will be either placed on a DVD and sent in the mail, or downloaded electronically. If you choose to receive the photos on DVD, Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Please see below for Report and Photo price structure.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are currently accepted.

Price Breakdown

  • crash report only- $4.00 each
  • crash photos only (Download)- $4.00 for the photos generated per crash
  • crash photos only (DVD)- $12.00 per photos per report (regardless of how many DVDs must be burned for each report)
  • crash report and photos (Download)-$4.00 total
  • crash report and photos (DVD) $12.00 total

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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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