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Overview

An accident report contains information about a specific collision, including:

  • names of the drivers involved
  • summary of the road conditions at the time of the collision
  • make and model of the vehicles involved
  • description of the accident

Accident reports are usually needed for insurance or legal reasons.

Before you order

To order an accident report you will need the:

  • date of the accident
  • driver’s licence number or accident report number
  • enter details if available, for example plate number(s) and accident location

Cost

You can choose to order:

  • an uncertified report for $12 (most common)
  • a certified report for $18

An uncertified report will meet most needs.

A certified report includes a seal from the Ministry of Transportation and is typically required for legal reasons only.

Order a report

You can order an accident report online, in person, by fax or by mail.

If the collision happened before July 1, 2014, the report will be mailed to you in 6 to 8 weeks.

Online

The report is available to download immediately if the collision happened:

  • more than 30 days ago
  • on or after July 1, 2014

It takes 20 to 30 calendar days to upload reports from recent accidents into the online system. Please wait 4 to 6 weeks before you order online. You will be charged even if no report is found.

Be ready to:

  • enter the date of the accident
  • enter the driver’s licence number or accident report number
  • enter details if available, for example plate number(s) and accident location
  • pay with a valid Visa or Mastercard credit card
  • print or save the report immediately

Order an uncertified vehicle accident report

To order a certified report, order from the certified report page.

In person

  • Go to a ServiceOntario location
  • Be ready to pay with:
    • cash
    • debit
    • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
    • certified cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance

Your order for an uncertified or certified report will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post, if the collision happened:

  • more than 30 days ago
  • on or after July 1, 2014

By fax or mail

How to order by fax or mail:

  1. Download the Search of a Motor Vehicle Accident Report form
  2. Complete and print the fillable form
  3. Send the form by fax to 416-235-4009 or by mail to:


    Ministry of Transportation
    Information Services Office
    Information and Data Retrieval Unit
    87 Sir William Hearst Avenue
    Room 158-D
    Toronto Ontario
    M3M 0B4

When you order by fax or mail, you can pay with:

  • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
  • personal cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance (by mail only)

Your order for an uncertified or certified report will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post, if the collision happened:

  • more than 30 days ago
  • on or after July 1, 2014

Your privacy

To protect a driver’s privacy, accident reports do not include a driver’s residential address. Anyone can order an accident report if they provide the required information.

Updated: July 19, 2021
Published: February 09, 2021