If you have had an accident in Jersey City, NJ, you will need to obtain a crash report for your car insurance and personal injury attorney. This guide will help you when requesting your accident report from the Jersey City Police Department.
Accident Crash Reports
For accidents involving a fatality
If the crash involved a fatality, request a crash report by completing an OPRA form at https://www.njta.com/forms-public-records/opra-form, where you will be given the choice of how you want the crash report sent to you, by US mail, email, fax, or picked up.
If you also need a copy of the Crash Investigative Report, complete the form at Records request for all reports and digital media at https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/CrashReports/Search/DetailDiscovery?type=all
Serious/Fatal Investigation reports are not public records, and as such require a subpoena signed by an officer of the court or an order issued by a judge. The form provides prompts to upload the subpoena or court order.
Note that Crash Investigation Reports are only retained for six years.
For accidents that do not involve a fatality
You must request a copy from the Jersey City Police Department either in person or by mail.
- In Person – Any member of the public that wishes to pick up a police report may go in person to the Jersey City, NJ Police Department Records Division located at 1 Journal Square Plaza, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306.
- Mail – Mail a letter requesting a copy to the following address: Attn: Police Records Department, 1 Journal Square Plaza, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306.
Information Needed to Locate an Accident Report
You will need to provide some or all of the following information:
- Record number,
- Your name or names of other drivers involved,
- Your permanent physical address,
- Your phone number, and
- The date and location of the accident
The following fees are charged for your Jersey City accident report.
- In person – $0.05 cents per page
- Mail – $5 money order and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. For reports to be returned by fax, include a $10 money order and your fax number
Jersey City, NJ Police Records Department
Please call the Jersey City Police Records Department at 201-547-5321 with any questions you may have.
Jersey City Police Records Department
1 Journal Square Plaza, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306
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