How to Get an Austin TX Police Report (Free for Injured Victims)


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If you were hurt or injured in an accident, simply tell us your contact info here… we’ll reach out to you to get the necessary details about the accident so that we can get the report for you (100% free).

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How to Get an Austin Police Report Online


The Austin Police Department (APD) provides copies of Austin, TX accident reports online via a 3rd-party service. To get a copy of the Austin police report online after a vehicle crash, you must buy one using the LexisNexis’ BuyCrash® service. The APD police report costs $9.00.

TIP: If you were injured in an accident, we’ll pull your report for free!

Here’s how to get a copy of the Austin police report if you were in an accident:

  1. Go here.
  2. Search for the accident report. Note that if a report doesn’t exist, here’s how to file a police report in Austin.
    • Use at least 2 of the following:
      • Last Name
      • Date of Incident
      • Location Street
    • Optional search fields:
      • First Name
      • Location Cross Street
      • Police Report Number
    • Click the button on the reCAPTCHA.
    • Read the Terms of Use. If you agree to them, click the “OK” button.
  3. Once you’ve found the report, click the “Add to Cart” button next to the report.
  4. Register for an account with LexisNexis BuyCrash® by following the prompts.
    • Note: The account creation process can be seen as somewhat extensive and it requires phone verification. If you were injured in an accident, we’ll pull your report for free!
  5. Once your account has been verified, the report will be in your cart.
    • If the report is not in your cart, repeat the above steps to search for the accident report.
  6. Follow the prompts.
  7. Enter your credit card information (note that they only accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express).
  8. Follow the prompts to finish purchasing the APD police report online.

And that’s how to do an Austin police report lookup after an accident.

If you’re unable to find an Austin accident report during that process, it may be because of the following:

How to Get an Austin TX Police Report After a Car Accident

Austin Police Department Incident Reports

If you were not in an accident, you can request the Austin police report online using the APD Incident Report Database. You can also buy a copy of the APD report by calling the APD Report Sales Unit at (512) 974-5499 or in-person at the Main Police Headquarters, located at 715 E 8th Street (see hours of operation here). Reports are $.10 per page and only the public portion is available for purchase from the report sales office. If you’d prefer, you can submit a public information request with the Austin Public Records Center.

That’s how to do an Austin police report lookup. If you have additional questions regarding the steps to obtain a police report after a car accident in Austin, TX or the surrounding area, please feel free to contact Sandoval & James.

Do You Need an Austin Police Department Accident Report?

Quite understandably, most people would like a copy of the police report after being in an Austin area car accident. In fact, obtaining a copy of the police report is one of the first things we do for our clients that were hurt or injured in a car accident.

If you were recently in a car accident in Austin and would like a copy of the APD car accident report or other important documents, please feel free to call us at (512) 382-7707 or email us.

Our accident and injury attorneys, as well as our knowledgeable staff, have experience collecting the necessary documents in regard to your car accident. If you have questions about what to do when you get in a car accident, the proper way to get these documents, or would like our assistance in doing so, please contact us. Or, if you prefer, you can stop by and sit down with one of our Austin accident attorneys in person to discuss your incident and any questions you may have.

Call us at (512) 382-7707 now or email us today for a completely free consultation.

How to Get an Austin Police Report In Person

If you want to get a copy of your Austin police report after an accident, you can go into a local police department and request the report at a cost of $6.00. If you were injured in an accident, we’ll pull your report for free!

Filing a Police Report in Austin


To get an Austin police department accident report following a motor vehicle accident, you must make sure that a report has been filed and actually exists. There will only be an Austin police report if either the Austin Police Department responded to the scene or if someone reported the accident directly to the Austin TX police department sometime after leaving the scene, typically this is one or both of the drivers. In fact, while many people fail to file an APD accident reportTexas law actually requires that most car accidents be reported to the Texas Department of Transportation within 10 days of the crash if the police did not respond to the scene. This is true even if police were called and requested, but did not respond. However, if no one was injured and the property damage is less than $1,000, no APD crash report needs to be filed.

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