Please note: if you submitted a road traffic incident report on this site, you'll be able to download a copy of your report once you've submitted it. That report is a collision report. You can then send that report to your insurance company or solicitor. 

If you have a traffic case reference number

To apply for a collision report you'll need a traffic case reference number.

They look like this - XX/0000000/year or xx/000000000/year.

Please note, a CAD number is not the same as a traffic case reference number.

If you have a traffic case reference number, complete the request a collision report form (518) (download it at the bottom of this page).

You’ll need:

  • the traffic case reference number
  • insurer or solicitor’s name, phone number and email address
  • insurer or solicitor’s full address including the postcode (this is where the copy of the report will be sent)
  • the date and time of the incident
  • the location and postcode of the incident
  • the correct payment

How long does it take?

If you’re requesting a copy of the report it can take up to 12 weeks from the date that we bank your payment to process your request.

If you’re requesting the details of a third party it can take up to 21 days from the date that we bank your payment to process your request.

If you are requesting a copy of the Self Report, it can take up to 14 weeks from the date that we bank your payment to process your request. 

Please note, collision accident reports can only be released once the case has been closed.

If you don’t have a traffic case reference number

If you do not have a Traffic case reference number, please complete the request to search for a traffic case reference number form (form 518a, which is available to download at the bottom of this page).

You'll need:

  • the CAD number
  • insurer or solicitor’s name, phone number and email address
  • insurer or solicitors full address including the postcode (this is where the copy of the report will be sent)
  • the date and time of the incident
  • the location and postcode of the incident
  • the correct payment

How long does it take?

If you don't have a traffic case reference number it can take up to eight weeks from the date that we bank your payment to process your request.

Costs and payment

To request a traffic case reference number: £30.60.

To request a copy of the police collision accident report: £165.12.

To request third party details: £39.02.

To request a copy of the 'self report': £39.02.

To request an officer interview: £169.11.

You’ll need to include your payment with the completed form.

Please note, we only accept pound sterling, and cheques and postal orders must be payable to the ‘Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)’. 

All completed forms, together with the relevant payments, should be sent to:

Met Prosecutions, PO Box 510, DA15 0BQ.