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Online Access to Traffic Accident/Crash Reports


As a service to our residents and the business community, Des Moines Police Department is proud to announce a partnership with BuyCrash.com to provide online access to all Des Moines Iowa accident reports.    All accident reports will be available 72 hours after the accident occurs (or sooner if completed) except for accidents involving a fatality and accidents under investigation.  Fatal accident reports must be purchased at the Des Moines Police Department. 

All requests from businesses for Des Moines Iowa accident reports will be referred to Buycrash.com.  Des Moines Police will not provide accident reports to businesses unless a specific accident report cannot be located on the BuyCrash.com website, or is a walk-in public records request. 


Follow the below instructions to locate a report: 

* Go to BuyCrash.com and click on the State of Iowa 

* Select Agency of Des Moines 

* Click Search 

* Enter Report Number OR Last Name and Date of Collision 

* Click the Add to Cart check box for the desired report and click the Next Step button 

* Fill in the credit card information and click the Place Order Now button 

* Click Download Crash Report button to view your report 


If you are unable to locate a report through a report through Buycrash.com, please contact our customer service representative, Cindy Reavis, at 515-283-4896.