Arlington Police Reports for Car Crashes Now Available Online
Insurance companies and involved parties can purchase reports generated on or after Sept. 1.
The Arlington County Police Department now makes available digital copies of recent car crash reports to insurance companies and involved parties — a move expected to save the department $35,000 annually in overhead.
The department is working with the Carfax Police Crash Assistance Program. Reports are stored in a secure database and are available for purchase here, according to a news release.
Digital reports will be available five to seven business days after a car crash. That timeframe is determined by Carfax, and Arlington has no immediate plans on changing it, according to an email from police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.
Each report costs $8.50.
Reports are available for crashes that occurred on or after Sept. 1.
Reports will continue to be available to those who go to the county's Justice Building in person or request a copy via traditional mail.
The Police Department is not making any of the reports available to the media, Sternbeck stated.