involved in vehicle crashes on Wisconsin roads now
have the convenience of getting copies of their
crash reports online. The Wisconsin Department of
Transportation (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) now offers crash reports online at the
official Wisconsin DMV website:
www.wisconsindmv.gov or the Crash Reports
Reports application enables customers to request and
purchase crash reports on a computer or smart phone.
electronic copy of reports will require one of three
incident details: The date of the crash and driver
license number of one of the parties involved; the
WisDOT document form number; or the WisDOT accident
number. Each report can be printed or saved in a PDF
format. The cost of each report is $6. Payment can
be made online via electronic checking (ACH) or
credit/debit card. Up to 50 reports can be purchased
may take up to two weeks from the date of the crash
to be received from law enforcement and recorded
into the WisDOT database. If the crash record is not
found, then WisDOT probably has not received the
crash report from law enforcement.
If a crash
occurred more than 90 days prior to requesting a
report, then requests for the crash report can be
made by emailing DMV at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the
crash information received through this application
and the name and mailing address of the person
requesting the report. An invoice for $6 per crash
report will be mailed to the customer with the copy
of the report(s).
DMV may receive
up to 1,000 requests for crash reports in a week.
This new online service is one more way WisDOT
continues its strategic goal of greater
transparency, better customer service and
ultimately, safer Wisconsin roads.
“We know that
there are a lot of details to address in the weeks
after a crash. We’re glad to offer WisDOT customers
this convenient new online service,” said Darlene
Schwartz, DMV supervisor.
transportation-related forms, note that only the
website with the extension .gov is the official
state website. Others with .org and .com are not
official and may have extra charges for forms or
list information that is dated or incorrect. While
these unofficial sites are not illegal and may have
disclaimers, WisDOT cannot guarantee their accuracy
or control their added fees.
In addition to
the expanding services on its website, WisDOT
connects with customers on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/WisDOT and Twitter at