In the aftermath of a crash, even a minor one, obtaining an official accident report seems like a hassle on top of everything else you are dealing with.
Obtaining a Dallas County accident report, however, is a very important and necessary step if you want to make sure that you and other involved parties get the justice they deserve.
Fortunately, the Dallas County Sheriff offers several convenient ways to obtain a Dallas County accident report: either online, in person, or by mail.
How to Get Your Dallas County Police Reports Online
You can obtain a copy of your Dallas County police reports online from the Dallas County Sheriff’s website for $8.00. Under Texas law, only people directly concerned with the accident may obtain a non-redacted version of the crash report, so it’s good to have your driver’s license number or vehicle identification number (VIN) available when searching for your reports.
Keep in mind that it may take up to 14 days after the crash before your report appears in the search results.
How to Get Your Crash Report In Person
A copy of your Dallas County accident report can also be obtained by visiting the Fiscal Department of the Frank Crowley Courts Building, located at:
133 North Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
How to Get Your Crash Report By Mail
Finally, you can also request your Dallas county police report by mail. To do so, you need to send a money order in the amount of $6.00 (no personal checks) payable to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department along with a self-addressed and stamped return envelope.
The money order and envelope should then be addressed to:
Dallas County Sheriff’s Department
133 North Riverfront Boulevard, LB-31
Dallas, TX 75207