How to Obtain a Tampa Florida Police Report

Traffic accidents are unexpected and can, unfortunately, cause immediate trauma, serious injuries and sometimes fatality. The main focus of Tampa law enforcement on the scene will be getting the appropriate medical attention for those in need, and then writing up the incident for the evidence record. You will generally receive the officer’s business card and case number, however, the full Police Report won’t be available for another 3-5 business days.

Your Police Report will likely contain the Officer’s notes and details as to the cause of the accident, the person’s name who was assigned blame, indications of injury, estimated damages, and a graphic or drawing of the collision (marked to show impact location and/or vehicle damage areas).

If you would like to discuss your accident and Police Report, please contact Darrigo & Diaz at (813) 774-3341 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Tampa personal injury attorneys.

Requesting a Copy of Your Tampa Police Report

Florida traffic crash records law Section 316.066 mandates that all accident Police Reports less than 60 days old MUST be accompanied by a Sworn Statement, a copy of your current photo identification and proof of exemption which allows you access.

Florida mandates that Police Reports are confidential documents for the first 60 days after the accident. As such, they are only available within the confidential timeframe to exempt parties; defined as involved parties, their representatives, attorneys and insurance carriers as well as qualified media members.

WARNING Any person, knowing that he or she is not entitled to obtain information made confidential by the above law, who obtains or attempts to obtain such information, is guilty of a felony of the third degree.

The Records Section of the Tampa Police Department has provided us with the following details to assist in the acquisition of your Tampa Police Accident Report. You will find specific instructions within the Online, In Person and By Mail sections. The cost for your Police Report is up to $2.00 per copy; $.15 per page for 1-sided pages and $.20 per page for 2-sided pages. Reports can be certified for $1.00. Third party (non-government) online delivery platforms will assign their own specific pricing.


Tampa Police Department Website

Traffic Accident Police Report Request (submit online)

Sworn Statement (fillable pdf form) must be notarized by a Notary Public or certified Law Enforcement of Correctional Officer.


By Phone

Tampa Police Department Headquarters

Records Section

Phone: (813) 276-3250, press #6 to speak to a records clerk live

In Person

You may visit the Tampa Police Headquarters, which is the exclusive location to obtain your Police Report for 3 Police Departments Districts of Tampa (see**).

Tampa Police Department Headquarters

One Police Center

Records Section

(2nd Floor)

411 N. Franklin Street

Tampa, Florida  33602

Main Phone: (813) 276-3200

Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Days:   Monday – Friday  

Closed Holidays

By Mail

A letter of request for your Police Accident Report may be made in writing if you are an involved party and not able to come into the department.

You must include: a copy of your driver’s license to verify your identity and involvement in the accident, your case number, your notarized Sworn Statement, a check in the amount of $2.00 (payable to Tampa Police Department) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address:  

Tampa Police Department Headquarters

Attn: Records Section

411 N. Franklin Street

Tampa, Florida  33602

Contact Our Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys for Help!

Traffic accidents are the primary cause of personal injury in the U.S., and our Tampa car accident law firm is deeply committed to providing our clients with the legal advantage they need. You may reach Darrigo & Diaz at (813) 774-3341 to schedule a free case evaluation. Let’s discuss your accident and review your Police Report!


**We have described below the coverage areas for each of Tampa’s 3 Police Districts. You can also view the specific boundaries for these three districts online at the Tampa Police District Map.

Please note that the records and Police Reports for traffic accidents occurring in any of the following districts are ALL located at the Tampa Police Headquarters (see In Person above for Records Section address).

Tampa Patrol District 1

The District One Patrol Division serves Tampa’s peninsula, west side, and Davis Islands areas with uniformed officer patrols, ROC squads, and property crimes detectives.

3818 Tampa Bay Boulevard

Tampa, Florida 33614

Phone:  (813) 354-6600

Tampa Patrol District 2

The District Two Patrol Division serves Tampa’s northern portion with uniformed officer patrols, ROC squads and property crime detectives.

9330 N. 30th Street

Tampa, Florida 33612

Main Phone:  (813) 931-6500

Tampa Patrol District 3

The District Three Patrol Division serves East Tampa, the Ybor City area and Port of Tampa with uniformed officer patrols, ROC squads and property crimes detectives.

3808 North 22nd Street

Tampa, Florida 33610

Main Phone:  (813) 242-3800


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