If you have had an accident in New Brunswick, 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 New Brunswick Police Department.
The New Brunswick Police Department Records Bureau has grown in advancement to be virtually a paperless operation.
The Records Bureau provides copies of police reports, accident reports, and background checks for current and prior resident of the City of New Brunswick.
Walk up/window service, cash only:
$0.05 per letter size page or smaller
$0.07 per legal size page or larger
If copies of reports are requested other than in person, an additional fee of $5.00 may be charged to cover the administrative cost of the report.
When requesting a report through the mail, you must include a check or money order payable to “New Brunswick Police Department/Records Bureau.” Credit Cards are not accepted.
Accident Crash Reports
For accidents involving a fatality
If the crash involved a fatality, request a crash report by completing an OPRA form at OPRA request form City of New Brunswick.pdf (revize.com), 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
- In Person – Any member of the public that wishes to pick up a police report may go in person to the New Brunswick Police Department Records Bureau located at 25 Kirkpatrick Street New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
- Online – Visit Crashdocs.org
Information Needed to Locate an Accident Report
1. Exact spelling of your name and date of birth, that you supplied to the Police Officer taking your report.
2. The date and time that the incident occurred.
3. The location of the incident.
4. The type of incident (example: car accident, theft, assault, etc.)
5. License plates of cars involved in motor vehicle accidents.
New Brunswick, NJ Police Records Bureau
25 Kirkpatrick Street New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Please contact NJ Injury Lawyer Howard Lesnik, Esq., immediately if you were involved in a car accident and were injured or suffered damages. I personally handle NJ personal injury cases on a regular basis. Please contact me now by email, by phoning 908.264.7701, or by completing the form to the right to schedule your complimentary 30-minute strategy session.