IF YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED AND COMPLETED A REPORT
A.) You will be given a case number you can use to obtain a completed crash report. The two ways to get the report are:
- Go to the Evansville Police Department Central Record Room in the Civic Center Building Room 126 (812)436-7956). The report should be available 2 DAYS AFTER your crash. Effective April 1st, 2016, fees for accident report will increase to $12.00. The current fee is $8.00 for a copy of the accident report. Check or Money Order is accepted. The record room does not accept cash. The Record Room is open Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- On the internet from buycrash.com. You will need the involved party last name or a case number.
B.) If your vehicle was towed from the scene it was taken to Tri-State Towing at 1501 N. Evans in Evansville, IN 47711. Phone: (812)476-4004
NOTE: Onlythe registered owner, with picture I.D., can recover the vehicle. It is recommended to contact Tri-State Towing prior to arriving to recover your vehicle for threereasons:
1.) To ensure Tri-State is open;
2.) To ensure that you will have all the proper paperwork to recover your vehicle and;
3.) To arrange a time to recover your vehicle – this will allow Tri-State to get your vehicle ready, decreasing your wait time.
C.) The Indiana Operator’s “Certificate of Compliance” form MUST be filled out and sent to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (by the insurance company) within 10 days of the crash by every motorist involved regardless of who initiated the crash or what state the driver lives in. If the insurance company fails to file this form your license will be suspended or revoked by the State of Indiana. The website for the insurance company to send the Certificate of Compliance to is www.in.gov/bmv.
D.) If you were given a traffic citation in relation to the accident, you MUST appear in court on the date and time located at the bottom of the citation. If you fail to appear in court there may be a warrant issued for your arrest. If you have any questions or concerns about the court date call the Vanderburgh County Clerk at (812)435-5488.
IF YOU DID NOT CALL THE POLICE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT
The police department cannot do an accident report after all the involved vehicles have left the scene. If you were involved in an accident and did not report it to the Police Department at the time, we are unable to complete a report after the fact. This does not apply to involved parties moving their vehicle out of the roadway to avoid being a traffic hazard or Hit and Runs.