Obtain a Crash Report by Mail

All requests for crash reports will be governed by the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 ILCS 140/1, and you will be receiving a redacted version of the requested records. However, if you would like an unredacted copy of a crash report, please send a subpoena or an order signed by a judge along with your request to the Illinois State Police as follows:

  • Submit a written request containing as much of the following information as possible:
    1. Agency Crash Report Number- located in the upper right corner of your Driver's Information Exchange document
    2. Date of the Crash
    3. Location of the Crash
    4. Names of Involved Parties- drivers and passengers
  • Include a check or money order in the amount of $5.00 for a traffic crash report made payable to “Illinois State Police.” Do not send cash.
    Note: If you are sending a subpoena with your request, please be advised an additional $20.00 subpoena processing fee must be included.
  • Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • Mail the written request to:
                        Illinois State Police
                        Patrol Records Unit
                        801 South 7th Street, Suite 600-M
                        Springfield, Illinois 62703