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Costa Mesa Police Department Traffic Accident Reports

Have you been involved in a serious traffic accident that was responded to by the Costa Mesa Police Department? If so, we recommend that you request a copy of your traffic accident report.

Victims of serious vehicle accidents often face significant financial hardship caused by property damage sustained from the accident, medical bills, and lost wages. The police accident report contains important information that you’ll need in order to receive the maximum compensation for your losses.

Here, we’ve explained your options for obtaining a copy of your Costa Mesa Police Department accident report.

Need assistance? Let our qualified attorneys help.

We understand that the time following a serious traffic accident is filled with pain, shock, anxiety, and confusion. If you find yourself in this situation, we want to help. Complete the short form below and one of our qualified injury attorneys will contact you to help you track down your report.

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How to Request a Copy of Your Costa Mesa Police Accident Report

According to the Costa Mesa official website, you may request a copy of your report in-person or via U.S. Mail.

Requesting Your Report In-Person

Head over to the front desk at the Costa Mesa Police Department:

Costa Mesa Police Department

99 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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The front desk is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm, and Saturday, 9am to 6pm. Make sure to bring valid government issued identification.

Requesting (and Receiving) Your Traffic Accident Report Through the Mail

You may request your traffic accident report via U.S. mail. You must include the following:

  • A legible copy of a valid government issued ID or driver license.
  • A signed typed or handwritten letter containing your traffic accident information: (Your name, date of birth, report number, date and time of your accident, location, etc).
  • A check for $9.00 made payable to: City of Costa Mesa.
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope.

Mail your accident report request to:

Costa Mesa Police Department
P.O. Box 1200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Important Items to Note About Obtaining Your Report:

  • The Costa Mesa PD does charge a $9.00 convenience fee when you request a traffic accident report both in-person and via U.S. Mail.
  • Your traffic accident report request will be reviewed for eligibility for release.
  • Accident reports may take around 7 to 10 business days to process from the date of your accident.
  • If you go in-person to the Costa Mesa PD front desk, you must present valid government issued identification and paymentwhen picking up your accident report.
  • You must pay with cash or check only.
  • If you do not have your report number, or have any questions about your accident report, you may call the Costa Mesa Records Bureau, available 24/7, at 714-754-5373.

Serious Accident? You May Need to Fill Out a DMV SR-1 Form

California law requires that you fill out a DMV SR-1 Form within 10 days of your accident if:

  • There was property damage of more than $1,000
  • Anyone was injured
  • Anyone was killed

If your accident meets any of these criteria, we can help you fill out and submit your form. Please call us anytime or contact us online for help.

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