For insurance claims or civil proceedings, you can apply for a copy of any existing collision reports the police have made or hold, or request an interview with the police officer who dealt with the road traffic collision, as long as it has been investigated.

How long does it take?

If you’re requesting a copy of the report it can take up to 12 weeks from the date that we bank your payment to process your request.

If you’re requesting the details of a third party it can take up to 21 days from the date that we bank your payment to process your request.

Please note: collision accident reports can only be released once the case has been closed.

We make road traffic collision reports available only where:

  • someone was injured, and
  • the injury was reported to the police within 30 days of the collision

How to request a report

Fill in the relevant form below, with a payment of £20 for a reference number search.

Instructions on how to pay are on each form.

Once we've received the form, we'll contact you with details of what to do next, and further costs.

But here are the two main costs you can expect:

Full report - £96
Complex report - £414

Areas not covered by Essex Police

The Road Collision Records Team only deal with collisions within the county area of Essex. Areas which fall within London Boroughs but have an Essex postal address are covered by the Metropolitan Police Service and information on collisions within their area should be referred to them.

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Suffolk Police, Long Melford, Haverhill, Sudbury

Metropolitan Police

Barking,Cheshunt, Chingford, Dagenham, Enfield, Hainault, Harold Wood, Havering, Hornchurch, Ilford, North Ockendon, Rainham, Romford, Wanstead, West Ham, Woodford, Upminster

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