Have you been in an accident?

State statute requires every operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting in either injury, death, or damages over $1,000.00 to the property of any one person (including the operator) must complete and submit a confidential Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report within 10 days following the accident.

 

 

Need to fill out a Driver's Motor Vehicle Accident Report?

You have two options of how to submit your Vehicle Accident Report: online or by mail.

Online Accident Report

This option requires an email address if  you want a copy of the report for your records. It can be completed entirely online and does not require printing or mailing of any forms.

 

Fill out and submit your Driver's Motor Vehicle Accident Report electronically within 10 day of accident via the Driver Accident Reporting website 

 

Print and Mail Accident Report

Download the Driver's Motor Vehicle Accident Report:  Word  |  PDF

 

Please fill out the report in its entirety. Make sure the copy you submit includes your signature. Mail within 10 days of accident to: 
Highway Safety, Nebraska Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 94669
Lincoln, NE 68509-4669

Want to buy a copy of an Investigator's Motor Vehicle Accident Report?

The cost is $13 + tax. You may obtain it in person, by mail, or online.

  • In Person: Highway Safety Office, 1500 Highway 2-Room 14, Lincoln, NE
  • By Mail: Call 402-479-4645 to find out the correct tax before requesting a report by mail.
  • Online: Buy accident reports on NDOT Storefront

Questions about buying an Accident Report? Call 402-479-4645

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

When do I have to file an accident report?

If someone is injured or killed, or someone has over $1000 in damage then all drivers involved are required to file a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report with our office within 10 days of the accident.

 

Who is required to file a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report?

All drivers involved in an accident in which someone is injured or killed, or someone has damage over $1000 are required to file a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report with our office, no matter who is at fault, within 10 days of the occurrence.

 

Where do I get a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report?

You can get a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report from: the officer that investigated your accident, the police or sheriff’s department, your insurance agent, or by calling our office at (402) 479-4645.

 

How do I get a copy of the investigating officer’s report?

The officer’s report is public information. You may purchase a certified copy for $13.00 + TAX. To request a copy of an officer’s report send the following information:

  • Accident date
  • Accident location, including county
  • Driver’s Name
  • The request and $13.00 + tax (call 402-479-4645 to find correct tax amount) should be sent to:  Highway Safety, PO Box 94669, Lincoln, NE 68509

Use this document to assist you with reading the Investigator's Report. 

 

Can I get a copy of the other driver’s report?

No. All driver’s reports are confidential by law.

 

Can the Highway Safety Section suspend a person’s driver’s license because of an accident?

Only the Department of Motor Vehicles can suspend a person’s driver’s license.