Department of Records - City of Philadelphia
RECORDS : Police and Fire

Traffic Accident Reports/Photographs

Please note changes in eligibility requirements for obtaining copies of Traffic Accident Reports.
City Council Bill No. 11-0631, is effective January 13, 2012

Regulations, click here.

The following persons are eligible for copies of reports:

  • Individuals involved in an accident
  • Automobile Insurance Companies
  • Lawyers representing individuals involved in an accident
  • Other Governmental Jurisdictions 

Eligibility and application requirements. Click here.


For a list of requirements for all traffic report requests, please access this link.


Traffic Accident Reports may be obtained in-person or by mail.

Copies of reports may be obtained in the Records Department, Room 168 City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 2 PM.


Requests for copies can be mailed to: Records Department, Room 168, Philadelphia PA. 19107, ATTN: Accident Reports.

For each report requested, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with a non-refundable fee of $25.00, check or money order only, payable to: "City of Philadelphia".

Traffic Accident Photographs
Photographs of the accident scene, if available, may be obtained by submitting a request on the same form number 82-23. Only accidents involving serious injury or death are photographed. In all cases, the entire set of photographs taken at the scene must be purchased.

The fee for photographs is $27.00 for the first print, $9.00 for each additional print.