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Crash Report

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State of Florida Self-Report Traffic Crash

Report a Crash

If you are involved in a crash involving any of the following, please stay at the scene of the crash and call 911 or our non-emergency number 727-893-7780, as required in section 316.065, Florida Statutes.

  • A crash with injury;
  • A crash with fatality;
  • A hit and run crash;
  • A DUI crash;
  • A crash which requires a wrecker to remove the vehicle;
  • A crash which requires a wrecker to remove the vehicle;
  • A crash where apparent damage is at least $500.00.

Self-Report a Crash

Drivers in minor crashes may be able to self-report a crash.

The State of Florida allows citizens to self-report minor crashes that occur on private property directly to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The requirements for self-reporting a crash are:

  • The crash occurs in a parking lot or on privately owned property
  • The apparent damage amount is not above $500.00 and
  • The crash does not fall in to one of the categories above that require you to call law enforcement.

Self-Report a Traffic Crash

SPPD Online Accident Retrieval

The St. Petersburg Police Department is pleased to offer online accident report retrieval. Per Florida State Statute 316.066 (5) (a), crash reports are exempt from public disclosure for a period of 60 days following the event. During this period, crash reports are only available to persons or entities defined within 316.066 (5) (b), to include parties of the crash, the parties’ legal representatives, the parties' insurance agents, the State Attorney's Office, radio and television stations, newspapers or any state or federal agency authorized to have access

If you do not meet these criteria, you are not entitled to the crash report until 60 days after the crash. In submitting this request, you certify and affirm that you are legally entitled to access the crash report within 60 days of the event; and that the crash report will not be used for any commercial solicitation of accident victims or knowingly disclosed to any third party for the purpose of such solicitation, during the period of time in which the information remains confidential and exempt.

Request a copy of a crash report

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