Collision Report - CHP 190

​A proper Party of Interest (i.e. Driver, Passenger, Property Owner, Vehicle Owner, Parent of Minor, or Legal Guardian) may request a copy of a CHP collision report/investigation, without having to go to the CHP Area office where the collision report was filed. Print and complete form CHP 190 and submit in person or mail to your nearest Area office.

CHP 190 - Collision Request Form

​Form Instructions

      • Collision/Incident Date: If you do not know the exact date, provide an approximate date.

      • Collision/Incident Location: If you do not know the exact location, list as much information as possible.

      • Driver or Owner: List the driver or owner of the vehicle. If only your property was damaged, please list your name and address.

      • Party of Interest: PLEASE CHECK ONLY ONE BOX. The most common Parties of Interest are: Driver, Passenger, Property Owner, Vehicle Owner, Parent of Minor, or Legal Guardian of an individual. If you are not sure you are entitled to a copy of the report/investigation, please contact any CHP Area office to verify whether you are a proper Party of Interest.

  • Applicant: Print your name in this box.

  • Number and Street, City, State, and Zip Code

  • Agency/Company: Applies to government entities or insurance companies.

  • Signature

  • Submit applicable fees.

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​Additional Instructions

 

Photocopy your driver license or picture identification card and attach it to your request for a collision report. If you do not have either of these forms of identification, then, the CHP 190 form must be certified by a notary. Once the CHP has your request and verified you are a proper party of interest, a copy of the report will be mailed to your address upon receipt of payment.

 

 

Can I get a copy of a CHP investigated collision report at any CHP office?Can I get a copy of a CHP investigated collision report at any CHP office?<p>​Yes. Any CHP office will be able to get a copy of a CHP collision report or arrange for one to be mailed to your address.</p><p>For example, if you live in Los Angeles and were involved in a collision in Redding, California, you can go into any CHP office in Southern California and have them obtain a copy of your collision report from the Redding CHP office, or arrange for the collision report to be mailed to your home or business address.</p>
Can I get a copy of a collision report from a CHP office if the collision was investigated by another police department?Can I get a copy of a collision report from a CHP office if the collision was investigated by another police department?<p>​​No. The CHP can only obtain copies of collision reports we investigate. If you do not know the police department who investigated the collision, you can either contact your local police department or CHP Office to assist you in identifying the proper law enforcement agency.</p>
Do I have to go into the CHP office to obtain a copy of a collision report?Do I have to go into the CHP office to obtain a copy of a collision report?<p>​​No. Follow the procedures below to obtain a copy of the collision report through the mail by completing a form CHP 190 (Application for Release of Information) available on this web site, or you may simply write a personal letter. </p><ol><li><p>Send the completed form or personal letter to the CHP office that reported the collision, along with verification that you are a proper Party of Interest. Normally, a party of interest is anyone who is the driver, passenger, property owner, vehicle owner, parent of minor, or legal guardian of an individual, when the collision occurred. If you have any question whether you are a party of interest, please contact your local CHP office.</p></li><li><p>Photocopy your driver license or picture identification card and attach it to your request for a collision report. If you do not have either of these forms of identification, then, the CHP 190 form, or your personal letter, must be certified by a notary. Once the CHP has your request and verified you are a proper party of interest, a copy of the report will be mailed to your address upon receipt of payment. </p></li></ol>
How can I get a copy of a CHP collision report if I live out-of-state?How can I get a copy of a CHP collision report if I live out-of-state?<p>​You can obtain a copy of a collision report by mail. Please follow the procedures below: </p><ol><li><p>Complete a CHP 190, Application for Release of Information form that is available on this website, or you may simply write a personal letter. Send the completed form or personal letter to the CHP office responsibe for reporting the collision, along with verification that you are a proper Party of Interest. Normally, a party of interest is anyone who is the driver, passenger, property owner, vehicle owner, parent of minor, or legal guardian of an individual, when the collision occurred. If you have any question as to whether you are a Party of Interest, please contact your local CHP office.</p></li><li><p>Photocopy your driver license or picture identification card and attach it to your request for a collision report. If you do not have either of these forms of identification, then, the form CHP 190 or your personal letter, must be certified by a notary. Once the CHP has your request and verified you are a proper party of interest, a copy of the report will be mailed to your address upon receipt of payment.</p></li></ol>
How can I obtain a copy of a CHP collision report?How can I obtain a copy of a CHP collision report?<p>There are two ways to obtain a copy of a CHP investigated collision report.</p><ol><li><p>​If you are a Party of Interest, you can go to any CHP office and pay a nominal fee for a copy of the report. If you prefer to handle this through the mail, you can complete the form CHP 190 (Application for Release of Information), which can be downloaded from this website. Mail the form and a photocopy of your driver license to the CHP jurisdiction that filed the report (click <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=76bdb9c2-3652-4bd5-b330-1eb3d8127efd&TermSetId=60be2733-c40e-4f75-96cc-b67d4d71e190&TermId=ba6245fa-99af-41be-867f-f9f16cb25740">here </a>for CHP office addresses). <br><br><em> -  or -</em></p></li><li><p>Have your insurance provider obtain a copy of the collision report and give you a copy (this may save you the report fee). </p></li></ol>
How much does the CHP charge for a copy of a collision report?How much does the CHP charge for a copy of a collision report?<p> </p><p>​​The CHP charges only a nominal fee to cover reproduction costs (To determine the cost of your report, please contact the CHP office where the report was filed). The CHP charges the following for collision reports:</p><ul><li>$10.00 — 01 - 25 pages</li><li>$20.00 — 26 - 50 pages</li><li>$30.00 — 51 - 75 pages</li><li>$40.00 — 76 - 100 pages</li><li>$10.00 — Over 100 - for each additional 25 pages or portion thereof </li></ul><p>**There is no extra charge for handling or mailing. Your personal check or money order must be sent with your request and made out to the California Highway Patrol. Please place the report number on your check, if you know it. NO CASH PLEASE if you are requesting the report by mail.  We do not accept Credit or Debit cards at this time. </p><p> </p>
Who can get a copy of a collision report?Who can get a copy of a collision report?<p>​​Any involved or interested party can get a copy of a collision report. </p><p>Interested parties include but are not limited to: </p><ul><li><p>Insurance companies </p></li><li><p>Attorneys </p></li><li><p>Coroner </p></li><li><p>Caltrans </p></li><li><p>Parents of minors </p></li></ul>

 

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