How To File A Travis County Sheriff Report Online in Texas (Free Help for Injured Victims)

There are a number of scenarios for which the police may not respond to a car accident if there was minimal damage and no injuries in the collision, for example. If you live in Travis County but outside of Austin, TX, or any other incorporated city within the county, it is helpful to know how to file a police report after you’ve been involved in a car accident. If your accident occurred within the city of Austin, you would file a police report with the Austin Police Department; for accidents in Williamson County, you may need to file a Williamson County Sheriff Department incident report. Be sure to consult our guide on how to get your Austin PD accident report online.

If you were injured in a car accident in Travis County, the team at Sandoval & James can obtain a police report on your behalf. Please contact us at (512) 382-7707 or reach out to us online to book your free case consultation.

Requirements For Filing A Travis County Sheriff Incident Report

If you need to report a car accident in Travis County, there are some requirements to be aware of. 

  1. This Is Only For Non-Emergencies – The Travis County Citizen Reporting system is only for non-emergency situations. If it is an emergency and there is immediate danger to either a person or property, you should immediately dial 911 for help and police support.
  2. The Location of the Incident – When filing an accident report with the Travis County Sheriff’s Department the incident must have occurred within Travis County but outside any incorporated city that has its own Police Department – like the Austin Police Department. The Travis County Sheriff’s Department provides a District Map if you are unsure.
  3. There Is No Existing Report – Your insurance company may not receive a police report right away after an accident leading you to believe that one was not filed and that you need to file a report. You have up to 10 days to report a car crash in Texas, and there can be a delay of up to 10 days after an accident for a report to be processed.

If you are uncertain if you need to file a Travis County Sheriff incident report, contact the experienced injury attorneys at Sandoval & James for a free consultation. Call our Austin, TX office at (512) 382-7707 or reach out to us online to book your free case consultation.

Filing a Police Report Because You Were Hurt in an Accident in Travis County, Texas?

If you were hurt in an accident and need to file a police report in Travis County, remember that this report will be used for insurance claims and any legal proceedings related to the incident. It can be difficult to know what information you should (or shouldn’t) provide. We can walk you through it and help you file it for 100% free (with absolutely no obligation). Simply tell us your contact info here and we’ll reach out to you. Keep in mind that there’s a 10-day deadline to report it.

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Steps For Filing An Accident Report in Travis County, TX

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If you meet all of the above requirements, here’s how to file a police report with the Travis County Sheriff’s Department:

How to File A Travis County Car Accident Report By Phone

This is the preferred method for filing an accident report with the Travis County Sheriff’s Department. To report a car accident, call 512-974-0845 and choose option 3 to file a report. When speaking with the officer taking down your official statement, be prepared to provide detailed information about the incident. This includes the date, time, and location of the incident, a description of what happened, and any supporting evidence or witnesses, if available. Be mindful that the report generated from your statement can be useful for insurance claims or any legal proceedings related to the incident and that it can be helpful to speak with an experienced car accident attorney near you before filing your report, especially if you were injured. 

How to File A Travis County Car Accident Report Online

Currently, the Travis County Sheriff’s office does not offer an option on their website for filing a police report with them directly. You can however fill out a CR-2 Form, or Blue Form, which is the accident report form used by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to document motor vehicle accidents and submit this to the Travis County Sheriff’s Department.

How to File A Travis County Car Accident Report In Person

Although the Travis County Sheriff’s office website does not specifically mention filing an accident report in person you may feel it is necessary to speak with an officer directly about your accident. When this is the case, you can go to the Travis County Sheriff’s office and request to file a report with the officer on duty. Their address is:

5555 Airport Blvd.

Austin, TX, 78751

Monday – Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm

How to File A Travis County Car Accident Report By Mail – Currently, the Travis County Sheriff’s office does not offer an option to file a police report with them through the mail after you’ve had a car wreck.

If you were injured in an accident in Travis County, the team at Sandoval & James can help you with your accident claim. Contact our Austin, TX car accident attorneys at (512) 382-7707 or reach out to us online to book your free case consultation.

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How Much Does An Accident Report In Travis County, TX Cost?

If your collision occurred in Travis County, but outside city limits in an unincorporated area of the county, your accident report’s cost depends on whether it is certified or non-certified.

  • Certified Accident Report $8.00 
  • Non-Certified Accident Report $6.00 

Whether you need to file a Travis County Sheriff Incident Report or a sheriff has already filed a report, you will need to get access to a copy of your completed report. Learn more about how to get your Travis County Sheriff’s Report online.

Contact A Travis County Accident Attorney About Your Police Report

When you’ve been in an accident, the last thing you want to be thinking about is paperwork and making sure that an accident report has been filed. Unfortunately, it is a necessary part of the process and one that can impact future insurance claims or legal proceedings related to your Travis County car accident. That’s where Sandoval & James can help. Let our office of experienced legal experts handle the often confusing reporting process and make sure that your accident report is processed correctly. Contact our Austin, TX law office today at (512) 382-7707 or email us to book your free case consultation.

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