Access to Crash Reports Handled by GBPD
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REPORTABLE AND NONREPORTABLE ACCIDENTS?
- Reportable accidents (DT-4000) are those which either involve a personal injury or have over $1000 worth of damage to one or more vehicles. GBPD no longer maintains a database of State of Wisconsin DT4000 accident reports and no longer provides copies of completed state accident report forms to requesters. If the accident was reportable to the state, the Green Bay Police Department will provide you with a DOT document number to submit your request directly to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Following is a link to the DOT website from which you can purchase your crash report. https://app.wi.gov/crashreports
- Non-reportable accidents are those without injuries and damage of less than $1000 to each vehicle. If the accident was not reported to the state, the records clerk will reply to your email request and attach the accident report with the information redacted, if required under DPPA.
WHEN CAN I OBTAIN MY CRASH REPORT?
- Nonreportable, accident summaries are generally available from the Records Division within four business days.
- Reportable accident reports are generally available on the DOT website within a week .
- Exceptions to these time frames are common, especially in the case of hit-and-run investigations; if your report is not available within an appropriate time frame, please contact the Records Division at (920) 448-3329.
HOW CAN I REQUEST A CRASH REPORT?
- Call the Records Division at (920) 448-3329; or
- In person between 7:30am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday (closed most holidays); or
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*To request an accident report by email:
- Drivers must submit a completed request form (see link below). You will need to meet an appropriate authorization under Section III on the request form to receive an unredacted accident report. If the accident was reportable to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, we will provide you with the DOT document number for requesting directly from their agency (see below); if the accident was not reportable to the state, we will provide you with an accident summary via email. There is no charge for this service.
- Insurance companies and attorneys should include the report number (if known), the date of the accident and the name of the insured/client. If the accident was reportable to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, we will provide you with the DOT document number for requesting directly from their agency (see below); if the accident was not reportable to the state, we will provide you with an accident summary via email. There is no charge for this service. If an insurance company or attorney wishes to request the supplemental report for an accident, requests must be submitted in writing on letterhead together with a completed Record Request Form; requests should include the name of their insured or client. NO ONE is allowed access to unredacted reports in order to seek future clients.
- Records Request Form (Federal DPPA Permissible Uses Form)
- Release of Personal Information to be submitted with DPPA when required