The California Highway Patrol (CHP) provides police reports for accidents that have been investigate by the CHP. These reports can only be obtained by Parties of Interest in the case including drivers, passengers, property owner or the vehicle owner. Reports can be obtained by mail or in person at a CHP Area office. Police reports are assessed a fee based on the number of pages. As of June 2011 the fee starts at $10 for up to 25 pages.
Visit a CHP Area office, and request a "CHP 190" form for the police report.
Complete the "CHP 190" form, and provide it to a CHP office representative along with your proof of identification. You must provide as much information about the accident as possible, including the location, the date and the time. The representative will research and print your report.
Provide payment for your police report. As of June 2011, the fee for up to 25 pages is $10; 26 to 50 pages is $20; 51 to 75 pages is $30; 76 to 100 pages is $40. There is a $10 additional for every 10 pages after 100 or any part of 10 pages.
Navigate to the California Highway Patrol website, and click "Collision reports," followed by "CHP 190."
Complete the "CHP 190" form, and make a copy of your driver's license or picture identification card. If you do not have a driver's license or identification card, you must have your CHP 190 form notarized by a licensed notary.
Mail the request form and copy of your identification (if applicable) to the CHP office where the police report was filed. If you are not sure what office your document was filed in, you may contact the CHP Headquarters at 916-843-3000 to find out where your report was filed.