Traffic Accident Reports

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RELEASE OF FLORIDA TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTS:

Per Florida Statute Section 316.066, effective June 5, 2001, accident reports are no longer a public record under the provisions of Florida Statute Section 119.07 for a period of 60 days after the date the  report is filed.  However, they can be made available immediately to:
• The parties involved
• Their legal representatives
• Their licensed insurance agents
• Their insurers
• Persons under contract with such insurer to provide claims or underwriting information
• Prosecutorial authorities
• Radio and television stations licensed by the FCC
• Qualifying newspapers
• State and Federal Agencies authorized to have access to such reports by any provision of the law
When making a request for an accident report which falls within the 60 days time period, one of the following types of credentials and/or identification must be provided in support of any claim for access to be the requested report:
 
• Drivers license or other governmental issued picture ID,  identifying the requester as a party involved in the accident;
• Signed and notarized letter from an involved party authorizing the pickup of the report on their behalf;
• Letter from an attorney stating they represent a party involved;
• Formal written request from an insurance company on company letterhead or otherwise clearly identifiable request form for each report identifying the parties they insure;
• Written proof demonstrating one is under contract with an insurer for the specific report requested and identifying the insured parties;
• State or Federal Credentials and/or licenses;
• As approved by a supervisor in the Records Section 
 
Traffic accident reports can also be obtained online via the Accident Report and Retrieval Service.  There is a fee associated with this method of retrieval.
If interested, please click here.
***This  online service is not affiliated with the  Lake Mary Police Department and  any technical  difficulties must be reported to them.
 
Note: Obtaining confidential information by someone who knows they are not entitled to do so is a felony violation per Fl. Statute 316.066.