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, Personal checks are not accepted. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, money order, business or bank check payable to the City of Philadelphia. When requesting copies via postal mail, please do not mail in cash.

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.