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The Washington State Patrol Collision Records Section is the repository for the states collision records. We receive all Vehicle Collision Reports from law enforcement officers of the state, county, city, town, or other political subdivision along with civilians that report their own collision. These reports are written for each vehicle collision resulting in injury or death of any person, or damage to the property of any one person to an apparent extent of $700 or more. We also receive thousands of requests annually for copies of Vehicle traffic collision reports.

Collision Records Office Hours


Current business hours for the Collision Records Section are 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday except for holidays. The kiosk to access reports via the Washington Requests for Electronic Collision Reports (WRECR) is always available in the front lobby.

Cash Policy: Collision Records does not maintain a cash drawer. Please bring exact change if you intend to purchase a report at the Collision Records Section office.

Contact Information:

Collision Records Section
7345 Linderson Way SW, 1st Floor
Tumwater, WA 98501-6504
Phone: (360) 570-2355
FAX: (360) 570-2500
Email address: collisionrecords@wsp.wa.gov

Requesting A Collision Report


Online Requests:

The Washington State Patrol Requests for Electronic Collision Records (WRECR) will allow you to search for a collision report from a computer station with internet access and an e-mail account.

How to Use WRECR:

More than one collision report can be requested by an individual. You simply provide the name of the involved party(s), the date of the collision, and select “Search”. If a report is found matching your request; it will be displayed. If the report displayed is your report and you wish to obtain a copy, a fee of $9.50 will be charged per Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 46.52.085. You will need to walk through some identification and processing steps to complete your transaction. Once complete; select “Continue” or “next” to finish the request. There are several possible responses that you may receive:

  1. A single collision that provides you a collision number, date of collision, and your name
  2. Several collisions may be listed and you will need to select the icon to view the party names involved to identify your collision
  3. Report not found; this indicates we have not received your report from the investigating agency. We ask that you continue to search this site until you find your report.

The minimum requirement for a report to be submitted to the repository is a vehicle collision resulting in injury or death of any person, or damage to the property of any one person to an apparent extent of $700 or more.

Once the officer/citizen submits the completed report, Collision Records scans and processes it into the State repository. It may take up to a total of 2-4 weeks before the report is available for request. As the collision reporting becomes more and more electronic, this processing time will greatly diminish.

Those individuals who are entitled parties will receive a non-redacted copy of the record per the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 46.52.083 and 46.52.080.

Those individuals or agencies that do not meet the definition of entitled parties will be provided a redacted copy of the collision report per (RCW) 42.56 Public Records Act.

Please contact Collision Records Section at: (360) 570-2355 if you have questions.

To request your Collision Report by mail

The fee is $ 9.50. This fee is nonrefundable and covers the cost of the collision record.

To request a copy of a collision report, complete the Request for Copy of Collision ReportAdobe PDF document form, then print it and mail it along with the $9.50 fee to:

Washington State Patrol
Collision Records Request Section
PO Box 47382
Olympia, WA 98504-7382

An individual or agency can request a collision report from the Collision Records Section.

Once the officer submits the completed report Collision Records scans and processes it into the database. It may take up to a total of 2-4 weeks before the report is available for request online or in person at the Collision Records Office in Tumwater. WSP District and Detachment Offices do not have the ability to disclose the report. Please take this into consideration when requesting the collision report.

Those individuals who are entitled parties will receive a non-redacted copy of the record per the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) listed below.

Those individuals or agencies that do not meet the definition of entitled parties will be provided a redacted copy of the collision report per (RCW) 42.56 Public Records Act.

Please contact Collision Records Section at: (360) 570-2355, if you have questions.

Additional Revised Code of Washington Information

  • RCW 46.52.085 Confidentiality of reports - fee for written information
  • RCW 46.52.083 Confidentiality of reports – Availability of factual data to interested parties
  • RCW 46.52.080 Confidentiality of reports- Information required to be disclosed - Evidence
  • RCW 42.56 Public Records Act

Citizens Reports


An individual can complete their own collision report if an officer does not investigate the collision at the scene. Please click on one of the below links to retrieve the vehicle collision report form.

Citizen's Report Empowered Adobe PDF file form in Adobe Acrobat format

Citizen's ReportAdobe PDF document Citizen's report, non-empowered

If you experience difficulty downloading this form, please update your Adobe Reader to the latest version. For the Citizen's Vehicle Collision Report Form Training Module, see: How to Fill Out Your Own Collision ReportPDF logo. If you have questions regarding this training or other forms, please contact the WSP Collision Records Section at (360) 570-2355, or email collisionrecords@wsp.wa.gov.

Police Traffic Collision Report


For the Police Traffic Collision Report Overlay, see the: Overlay Sheet Adobe PDF document.

The Overlay Sheet is used to interpret the codes written on the Police Traffic Collision Report. Place the Overlay on top of the report with the numbers on the sides matching the report side numbers. Compare the codes to the meaning opposite the arrow for Driver 1. If you have questions concerning the overlay sheet contact the Collision Records Section at (360) 570-2355.

Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) Only

To order any of the Police Traffic Collision Reporting forms, please complete the PTCR Order Form in MS Word Microsoft Word Icon or PDF formatAdobe PDF document.

For the Police Traffic Collision Reporting Manual see the PTCR ManualAdobe PDF document. This form is designed to assist police officers in completing reports on vehicle collisions required by the laws of Washington. Questions concerning this manual should be directed to the Collision Records Section at 360) 570-2355.

For the Police Traffic Collision Report Form Training Section, please see the documents and video below:

Additional Report Information / Public Records Request


If you need to receive photos, witness statements officer’s notes, or any other records involving a collision or traffic incident, please send a written request to the district office for the county where the incident occurred. Following is a list of Counties and their contact information:

Public Records Requests

For information on obtaining other records not relating to a traffic incident, please see:

District Information & Office Locations:

For more information on each district, please click an area on the map or one of the District links below.

  • District 1 - Pierce and Thurston Counties
  • District 2 - King CountyDistrict Map District 8 - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pacific, Wahkiakum District 7 - Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties District 2 - King County District 6 - Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, and Okanogan Counties District 4 - Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties Disrict 5 - Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Klickitat, and Skamania Counties District 1 - Pierce, Thurston Counties District 3 - Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla, and Yakima
  • District 3 - Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla, and Yakima
  • District 4 - Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties
  • District 5 - Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Klickitat, and Skamania Counties
  • District 6 - Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, and Okanogan Counties
  • District 7 - Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties
  • District 8 - Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pacific, and Wahkiakum Counties

Driver's Record Information

If you have a question about your driving record you may refer to the Washington State Department of Licensing web page below:

Requests for Collision Data

An agency can request collision data from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) by going to the web page listed below:


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