|New York State DMV - Internet Office Transactions|
|Order and Access Motor Vehicle Accident Reports|
If you have questions about this transaction, read the information on this page.
When you are ready to begin this transaction, use the "Go to Transaction" link at the bottom of the page.
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The amount of time required to process accidents reports and to make the reports available from the DMV varies based on the location of the accident and the method used by the police agency to report it. If you search for a report based on the NYS DMV accident case number, a vehicle plate number or a driver license number and the report is not available, the DMV is required by law to charge the $7.00 search fee. The fee cannot be refunded.
A search fee is not charged if you enter the date and county of the accident to see a list of accident cases on file for that date and county. A search fee is charged if you select an accident to search for from the list.
Carefully read the information below before you attempt to search for an accident report.
Normally, accident reports filed by police agencies become available from the DMV as follows:
Normally, for accident reports filed by motorists, regardless of the location in NYS, allow at least 60 days from the date of the accident to search for the report.
This transaction is normally available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There is no additional cost to do this transaction online. The search fee is the same fee paid for other electronic searches. The report fee is the same fee paid to order an accident report by mail.
The transaction page will show the amount of your payment before you submit your search or order reports.
You must use a credit card or an acceptable debit card to pay for this transaction online. The DMV accepts these credit cards:
You can use a debit card if the debit card was issued by MasterCard® or Visa® and the card does not require you to enter a personal identification number (PIN).
The DMV uses secure socket layering (SSL) to protect your information. The DMV encrypts your credit card information and your personal information so other Internet users cannot read the information. Read the DMV Privacy and Security Statement.
Note that in this transaction you pay the search fee separately from the fees for any reports you order.
When you verify the information about your payment, you will see the amount that the DMV will charge to your credit card. You will see the amount before you submit your payment. If you do not submit your payment, the DMV will not charge the fee to your credit card.
The amount of the payment is also displayed on the confirmation page, the confirmation e-mail message, and your credit card statement.
You need your Confirmation Number if you contact the DMV about your online transaction. After you select the button that displays the words, "Submit My Payment," you will see a confirmation page in your browser window. The confirmation page displays your Confirmation Number and other information about your transaction.
When the confirmation page appears in your browser window, write your Confirmation Number on a piece of paper. Do not try to print or to reload the confirmation page. Some browsers can erase your transaction information from the page if you try to print or to reload this page.
The confirmation page can take several seconds to appear. If the confirmation page does not appear immediately, do not select the button to submit your payment again. If you select the button more than one time, you can receive an error message. Wait for the confirmation page to appear.
Your Confirmation Number also appears in the e-mail confirmation message that you will receive after you submit your payment.
Within seven calendar days of your order, you can use the Report Confirmation Number from the transaction and your e-mail address to access the reports you ordered again. If it is more than seven days since your order, you must submit a new search and pay the search fee and the reports fees again.
No. After you select the button that displays the words "Submit My Payment," your payment is submitted. You cannot cancel the transaction after you submit your payment.
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