How to Get a Houston Accident Report

Written by Greg on July 22, 2018


Getting an accident report

Order a Crash Report Online in Texas


After a car or truck accident in Houston, you will want to get a copy of the accident or crash report. You can buy the HPD crash report online from the Texas Department of Transportation by following this link.

Houston Car Accident Reports are required to be created by the investigating officers if the crash results in an injury, death or where the vehicle involved has more than $1000 damage. The written crash reports should be turned in within 10 days of the wreck.


The Texas Department of Transportation gets reports from all over the state for collisions that happen on public roads in Texas. Usually, you must wait at least a week before the crash report is ready. If the accident involved a fatality, the reports will always take longer, as the investigation is always more through.


Information Needed to Get a Houston Accident Report


To obtain a copy of your crash report go to the TxDOT website here and fill out the form by providing as much of the following as possible:


  • The ID number you received from the investigating officer
  • Your name and the name of the other drivers
  • Date of the accident
  • Location the crash occurred


The cost for an accident report is six bucks for a regular copy and eight dollars for a certified copy. We suggest a certified copy if you expect to make an injury claim.


If you are injured in a car crash, you should call 911 at the scene. Alternatively, if it is not an emergency, you can call the HPD’s non-emergency line at 713-884-3131 to report an accident.


Never a Charge for an Injury Consultation

If you have questions about an auto accident in Houston, call us for a no-obligation consultation at (281) 587-1111 or contact us online.




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