Request a Traffic Crash Report
Currently, the Missouri State Highway Patrol charges a fee for each basic motor vehicle crash report. Requests for report copies of crash reports, including certified copies, that occurred in 1997 or later can either be forwarded to the Highway Patrol headquarters of the troop where the motor vehicle crash occurred, or requested from the Highway Patrol headquarters nearest you. (A listing of troop headquarters, their mailing address and telephone number can be obtained by visiting the Home page of this Website.) However, requests for report copies of crashes that occurred in 1996 or earlier, certified crash reports, crash report photographs or crash reconstruction reports must be forwarded to the Patrol Records Division.
To obtain a copy of a basic motor vehicle crash report, including certified copies, investigated by the Highway Patrol, wait 10 days from the date of the crash investigation then complete the request form attached here. Forward the completed form to the appropriate troop headquarters or Patrol Records Division along with your check or money order made payable to DPS - Missouri State Highway Patrol. Cash payments are not accepted and will be returned. Requests submitted to the Patrol Records Division may be mailed to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Patrol Records Division, P.O. Box 568, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, Attention: Traffic Crash Reports. If you have questions regarding requests for Highway Patrol investigated traffic crash reports, you may telephone the appropriate troop headquarters or the Patrol Records Division at (573) 522-2590.
NOTE: The Patrol is currently experiencing a backlog of crash reports. Please submit your request after 10 days; however, you may not receive your report for an extended period of time.