If you have had an accident in Springfield, 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 Springfield 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
Accident reports can be obtained at the Springfield Police Records office 1-5 business days after the date of the accident.
- In Person – The cost is for an accident report is $5.00 payable in cash or personal check.
- Online – Accident reports can also be purchased for $5.00 online, 5-10 days after the date of the accident at www.crashdocs.org.
Information Needed to Locate an Accident Report
You will need to provide some or all of the following information:
- Your name or names of other drivers involved,
- Your permanent physical address,
- Your phone number, and
- The date and location of the accident.
To get a copy of the accident report online, you also need the report number which you can obtain from the officer responding to your crash.
The following fees are charged for your Springfield accident report.
- In person – $5.00 payable in cash or personal check
- Online – $5.00
Springfield, NJ Police Records Bureau
Please call the Central Records Bureau at 973-912-2239 with any questions you may have.
John Cook, Police Chief
Springfield Police Department
100 Mountain Avenue (South Trivett Avenue Entrance)
Springfield, New Jersey 07081
Record Bureau: 973-912-2239
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