If you're a solicitor or an insurance agent, you can apply, on behalf of your client, for a copy of any existing collision reports the police have made or hold, or request an interview with the police officer who dealt with the road traffic collision, as long as it's been investigated.

Individuals can also apply for collision reports if they're representing themselves in civil proceedings.

Before you apply, you'll need the police reference number. It will be in one of these formats:

  • The unique reference number you got when you reported the incident on our website - the number usually begins with 206, 207 or 209. 
  • A NICHE RMS Occurrence number, which is ten digits long and starts with the year of the incident report.
  • A call log reference number, often called a STORM number, which will start NP-yyyymmdd- and end with a four-digit number.
  • Road traffic collision (RTC) files from February 2016 and older may start with two letters then four digits.

How to apply

Fill in the 'Request a collision report form' below and send it to the RTC Process Team at the address on the form.

Please make sure you add all the relevant details, otherwise we'll have to charge you an administration fee.

We’ll tell you when we can release the report and then we'll ask you to pay. Please don’t send payment until we ask for it.

Here's a list of costs for accident reports.

How long does it take?

If you're requesting a copy of the collision report, it can take up to 16 weeks from the date we receive your request to process it. 

If you're requesting third-party details, it can take up to 28 days from the date we receive your request to process it.

Please note, collision accident reports can only be released once the case has been closed.

Contact us

If you have any queries, please email the RTC Process Team.