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Reports are available through the Santa Barbara Police Department to authorized persons. To assist our department with fulfilling your need for a report, please fill out a Request for Report form completely including your signature and certification that you are the party of interest authorized to obtain a copy of the report.

Proper identification is required (Government issued valid photo ID).

As of July 1, 2011, the Santa Barbara Police Department has partnered with Docview LLC to reduce the time spent processing requests for traffic collision reports. Citizens, insurance companies and law firms representing citizens involved in traffic collisions can now purchase reports online for the people they represent.

Docview.us.com charges a small convenience fee for this service which is added to the normal cost of the collision report.

Citizens who do not wish to pay the convenience fee can still obtain a copy of the collision report at the Santa Barbara Police Department for the normal report fee of $25.00 for $0.20 per page.

To access your Collision Report, you will be required to provide the Date of the Collision as well as the Report Number provided to you at the scene of the Collision.

Note: The Report Number must be entered exactly, with the first two digits being the year followed by the 5 digit report number. For example 11-23456 would be entered as 2011-23456

The system will allow you to print your accident report 24 hours a day from any location with internet access. The reports are in a PDF format which makes them easy to view, save, print, and email.

Begin an order to purchase your Collision Report.

You may Fax, Mail, E-mail, or bring the report request directly to the Santa Barbara Police Department. If you are mailing, e-mailing, or faxing the request, proper Identification must be attached (scanned photocopy of ID). If you are mailing the request, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for report return.

The city charges a report copy fee of $0.20 per page. If the report is e-mailed to you, there is no fee.

To e-mail your request, download the form below, sign the form and e-mail it to RTC@sbpd.com. A valid government issued identification must be attached to the e-mail. The photo, name, and signature need to be legible.

Acceptable methods of payment are:

  • Cash
  • Checks; make payable to City of Santa Barbara (if by mail, amount blank, not to exceed $5.00)
  • For charges over $10.00 only: VISA, MasterCard, Discover (only form of payment accepted for faxed requests)

Mailing Address:

Santa Barbara Police Department

Attn: Records Bureau / Report Request

215 E. Figueroa Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805-897-2434 Fax

Download a Request for Report form.

Last Updated: May 21, 2020
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