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Ohio State Highway Patrol Crash Reports

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Crash Reports

Online Crash Report Ordering System

The Ohio State Highway Patrol maintains complete crash reports and crash photographs from crashes investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol only. The crash reports and photographs are retained for five years.

Crash reports are $4.00 for each report and photographs that accompany each report will cost an additional $12.00. Crash reports purchased online will be sent to your e-mail account within 24-hours. Crash photographs purchased online will be sent in the mail. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive the photos. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are currently accepted.

To order crash reports and/or photos online you must have a web browser capable of running Javascript, a valid credit card, and a viewer that is able to view TIFF images (do not use Quicktime).

Request an Ohio State Highway Patrol crash report and/or photos online


Making a Request for Public Records

The Ohio State Highway Patrol maintains criminal investigation reports taken by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers as well as agents of the Ohio Investigative Unit.  To order a case report or to make a request for public records under Ohio Revised Code section 149.43, please e-mail the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Central Records Unit at ADCentralRecords@dps.ohio.gov.  You may also contact the Central Records Unit via mail, telephone, or fax.

Ohio State Highway Patrol
Central Records
PO Box 182074
Columbus, OH 43218-2074
Main: (614) 466-3536
Fax: (614) 644-9749



Please wait a MINIMUM OF 7 BUSINESS DAYS from the date of the crash before attempting to order a Crash Report. Waiting this period of time will ensure the availability of the completed initial report. Also, please be aware that there are a limited number of crashes that require additional investigation beyond the initial report. Additional information resulting from these investigations may not be available until such investigations are complete.

Request an Ohio State Highway Patrol crash report and/or photos online