Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I obtain a copy of a vehicle accident report?
A. You may obtain a copy by submitting the required fee in person or by mail to the Edmonston
Police Headquarters located at 5005 52nd Avenue; Hyattsville, Maryland 20781. Copies are
generally available 10 days after the reported event. In person requests are accepted during
normal business hours: Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. Excluding holiday’s and
administrative closure days.
You may also obtain a copy online by clicking here…….
Q. What is the cost of obtaining a copy of a vehicle accident report?
A. A fee of $25.00 dollars is required. Cash, Credit Cards, and money orders are accepted. No
personal checks. An additional fee may apply to reports obtained online.
Q. I was involved in an accident and the police responded, why wasn’t a report completed?
A. It is the policy of the Edmonston Police Department (and most other police departments across
the state), not to investigate minor motor vehicle traffic accidents. Minor accidents are described
as those in which none of the vehicles involved has become functionally disabled, and where
none of the vehicle's occupants have been transported from the scene to a hospital or other
medical facility for injuries sustained in the accident. In these types of cases, the law requires
the driver of each vehicle to exchange Driver's License, Vehicle Registration and Insurance
Information. Edmonston Police Officers may assist the parties involved with the exchange of
the necessary information however the role of the Officer in these types of accidents is to
ensure that all parties comply with the information exchange requirements, and to restore the
safe flow of traffic to the affected area. As such, the officer will not make judgments as to the
"fault" or "cause" of the accident. An exchange of information form is available for use and
may be obtained by clicking here……
Q. I obtained a copy of an accident report but I am confused by the codes listed?
A. Codes are utilized for reporting purposes. You may obtain a list of codes by clicking here…..