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Each Las Vegas law enforcement agency has a different request-filing process and fee. Depending on where your accident took place and which agency responded, the process for receiving your report changes.

This guide will walk you through how to get a police report for a car accident in Las Vegas from each jurisdiction.

If you were in a car accident in Las Vegas, Henness & Haight can help you access your report and seek justice for the costs and injuries you experienced as a result of the crash.

What are Car Accident Report Requests?

To access your Las Vegas accident report, you, or your Las Vegas car accident lawyer, must submit a form called a Car Accident Report Request.

Check the police “tape” (the printed receipt) you got at the time of the accident to determine which law enforcement agency is handling your case. This is important because they do not share files and their Car Accident Report Request forms ask for different information.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD)

Wait 48-72 hours following the accident. Complete and submit the online request form, or download and complete the mail-in form.

Your Online LVMPD Car Accident Report Request Must Include

  • $11.00 fee via credit or debit card
  • Email address
  • Phone number including area code
  • Event number or date, time, and location of the accident

You will receive an email with a link to your report when it’s ready.

Your Mail-In LVMPD Car Accident Report Request Must Include

  • $11.00 via money order or cashier’s check
  • Mailing address including Zipcode
  • Notarized photocopy of current, valid government photo ID
  • Email address
  • Phone number including area code
  • Event number or date, time, and location of the accident

Send your request to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Attn: Correspondence Section, 400 S. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Building C, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

You’ll receive your car accident police report in the mail when it’s ready.

You can also pick up a copy of your car crash report in person from the area command center with a valid government-issued photo ID within 30 days of your notification.

Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP)

  • Wait 7-14 days following the accident before filing your request.
  • Reports available online
  • Must include $10 via credit or debit card

Request a report in person at 4615 Sunset Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89118.

North Las Vegas Police Department (NLVPD)

Complete and submit the online request form or file by mail.

Your Online NLVPD Car Accident Report Request Must Include

  • State and jurisdiction of the accident
  • Report number, last name and date on the report, or last name and street on the report

Your Mail-In NLVPD Traffic Accident Report Request Must Include

  • Notarized letter with the report number or accident details
  • Photocopy of current, valid government photo ID
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope

Request your report from the NLVPD in person at:
2266 Civic Center Drive,
North Las Vegas, Nevada, 89030

Nevada Car Accident Report Requests FAQ

Am I Allowed to Access My Car Accident Report in Nevada?

Yes; legally, you have the right to access your traffic accident report in Nevada unless your case is still under investigation.

Because of administration delays, you may have to wait up to 14 days after your accident before it becomes available. However, crashes involving fatalities follow a different process. For a fatal car accident report, contact the NHP regional office at (702) 486-4100, between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

How long do you have to report a car accident?

You have 10 days from the crash to report a car accident.

Where do I file a request for a report on a car accident in Las Vegas?

How to find car accident reports varies by each law enforcement agency. You may be able to file a request online, by mail, or in person. See the details for each agency in the section above.

What information do I need to request a copy of the report?

Information Required for a Car Accident Report in Las Vegas

You may need any of the following pieces of information depending on the law enforcement agency handling your report.

  • Email address
  • Phone number including area code
  • Event or report number
  • Date, time, and location of the accident
  • State and jurisdiction of the accident
  • Last name on the report
  • Notarized letter with the report number or accident details
  • Photocopy of current, valid government photo ID

They may also ask for a fee of up to $11.

How long will the Las Vegas car accident report request take?

The request only takes a few minutes to complete. Getting the report can take anywhere from seconds to up to four weeks.

Is there a fee?

Yes, some agencies charge a $10-$11 fee.

Nevada Car Accident Report Requests: How to Get Started

Use the information on your police tape to look up your Las Vegas accident report online.

Why You Need Access to Your Accident Report

When you’re involved in a car accident, get an accident report —even if you or the other party was not injured. This helps you know with certainty the official law enforcement position on your accident, which could protect you if an injury develops later.

What information in the report could benefit your case?

The report contains the official law enforcement account of what happened in the accident and references photos and eye-witness accounts. That critical information could affect your personal injury case, no matter if you’re the plaintiff or the defendant.

Let an attorney request it for you.

A Las Vegas car accident attorney or personal injury lawyer can request your Las Vegas accident report for you, cover the required costs, and use the information in the report to strengthen your case.

Along with info from other sources, your attorney can use the report to create a clear timeline of events and establish which party holds responsibility for the accident. The accident report will include the name, address, and other important details for the driver at fault. Even more importantly, the report includes the name of that driver’s insurance company and their policy number; those details are necessary for filing your insurance claim. That’s why this valuable report is essential for starting your case.

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