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

ALERT: Modified Operations to MPD Headquarters Begins Thursday, April 9, 2020

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

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

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 first party requestors at no charge and insurance companies for claim purposes at a fee $3 for each PD 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 Records Division, Corporate Support Bureau at (202) 727-4357.


Request an Incident or Offense Report (PD-251)

Note: Fees associated with production of a PD-251 are temporarily waived.

Request a PD-251 via Email or Mail-In
Recommended for persons living outside of the District, or who are otherwise unable to come to the office in person.

To request a PD-251 via email, submit your email request to [email protected] or mail request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

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

Your request should include as much of the following information as you have:

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

For Mail-In requests, please allow six weeks for processing from the date the request is made. For more information or additional assistance, contact (202) 727-4357.

Request a PD-251 in Person
NOTE: In-person requests are by appointment only. Schedule an appointment by calling (202) 671-6705.

You may request an Incident/Offense Report (PD-251) at MPD Headquarters (address above). 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)

Request an Accident Report (PD-10)

Requests for a PD 10/Traffic Crash Report may be made by a First Party ONLY (Involved Party OR Attorney/Attorney Staff/Investigators of Involved Party). Third Party requests should be submitted through the MPD's FOIA Office.

Note: There is a NO Fee for 1st Party Requests

Request a PD-10 via Email or Mail-In (for persons living outside of the District, or who are otherwise unable to come to the office in person).

To request a PD-10 via email, submit your email request to [email protected] or mail request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

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

For Mail-In requests, please allow six weeks for processing from the date the request is made. For more information or additional assistance, contact (202) 727-4357.

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
  • REQUIRED – Copy of a valid government-issued photo identification (scanned image or digital photograph is acceptable)
  • REQUIRED – Copy of the completed “PD Form 10B – Application for PD Form 10 Accident Report," which can be found at the end of this webpage (scanned image or digital photograph is acceptable)

Request a PD-10 in Person
NOTE: In-person requests are by appointment only. Schedule an appointment by calling (202) 671-6705.

You may request an Accident Report (PD-10) at MPD Headquarters (address above). 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)
  • Valid government-issued photo identification