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Request an Accident Report (PD-10) or an Incident/Offense Report (PD-251)

The Public Documents Unit provides copies of Accident (PD-10s) and Incident/Offense Reports (PD-251s).

When an officer arrives on the scene for an automobile accident or for a simple assault, he or she may write an Accident Report (PD-10) or an Incident/Offense Report (PD-251). This report is given a six-digit identifying number (often referred to as the CCN). Please make a note of this number for future reference. (If you need to find out the report number, call the station of the police district that responded to the incident.)

Copies of the PD-10 are usually available to insurance companies for claim purposes. There is a $3 fee for each PD-10 that is requested.

Effective January 1, 2016, the MPD Form, PD-251 Public Incident/Offence Report will be provided to the public via email, in-person and mail-in request. Fees associated with production of a PD-251 are temporarily waived. Email requests will be returned to the requestor.  If there are any questions please contact the Public Documents Unit of the Police Services Division, Corporate Support Bureau at (202) 727-4357.

Request an Incident or Offense Report (PD-251) by Email

To request a PD-251 via email, submit your request to mpd.public-docs@dc.gov. Your request should include as much of the following information as you have:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Accident or Incident
  • Location of Accident or Incident
  • Six Digit Report Number (CCN)
  • Time of Accident or Incident

Note: There is a $3 fee for all PD-10s; fees associated with production of a PD-251 are temporarily waived.

Request an Accident Report (PD-10) or Incident/Offense Report (PD-251) in Person

You may request an Accident Report (PD-10) or an Incident/Offense Report (PD-251) at MPD Headquarters. To make a request, you will need to provide ONE of the following:

  • Your name AND the date; location; and time of incident, accident or offense, OR
  • Six-digit accident or incident number (CCN)

Public Documents Section
MPD Headquarters
Henry J. Daly Building
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Room 3075
(202) 727-4357
Monday-Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Note: There is a $3 fee for all PD-10s; fees associated with production of a PD-251 are temporarily waived.

Request an Accident Report (PD-10) or Incident/Offense Report (PD-251) by Mail

Persons living outside of the District, or who are otherwise unable to come to the office in person, submit a request in writing to the MPD's Public Documents Section. Please allow six weeks for processing from the date the request is made. For more information or additional assistance, contact (202) 727-4357.

1. Write a letter requesting an accident of incident report to:

Metropolitan Police Department
Public Documents Section
ATTN: Accident/Incident Reports
300 Indiana Avenue NW, Room 3075
Washington, DC 20001

The letter must include as much of the following information as you have:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Accident or Incident
  • Location of Accident or Incident
  • Six Digit Report Number (CCN)
  • Time of Accident or Incident

2. If you're requesting an Accident Report (PD-10) the letter must include a $3 money order (no checks accepted) payable to: DC Treasurer

3. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your letter

Note: There is a $3 fee for all PD-10s; fees associated with production of a PD-251 are temporarily waived.