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Report An Auto Accident

Report An Auto Accident

How do I report an auto accident?

You can report a traffic crash online right here under certain circumstances; if the county is on “accident alert,” or if a Law Enforcement Officer has told you to file the report online.

If none of those conditions apply, please call 303-660-7500 to report the accident.

Accident Alert

If the county is on accident alert, you may be able to file a report online. The county usually calls for accident alert status during bad weather, when deputies can’t quickly respond to the high number of traffic crashes.
During an accident alert, file a report on-line if:

  • The accident happened on a county road in unincorporated Douglas County and;
  • No one was killed, hurt, needs medical attention and;
  • No one is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and;
  • No public property was damaged (a road sign, utility pole, etc.) other than wildlife, and;
  • All vehicles and drivers involved are at the scene and you can exchange insurance information and;
  • No one needs a tow truck (except to get a vehicle unstuck or change a tire)


If all of the above is true during an “accident alert”, complete on online accident report.

Private Property Accident

If you’ve been in a car crash that happened on private property and;

  • No one was killed, hurt, or needs medical attention and;
  • No one is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and;
  • All vehicles and drivers involved are at the scene, and you can exchange insurance information.
  • If all of the above is true for a private property accident, you may complete an online accident report.

Other times to file an online report:


Accident Reporting FAQ’s

What information should I get from the other driver?

  • Telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number and state
  • Name, address, phone number of vehicle owner (if different from driver)
  • Vehicle year, make, model, color, license plate number and state, vehicle identification number
  • Insurance company, policy number, and expiration date, agent’s name, and phone number
Where can I get a copy of the State of Colorado Traffic Accident Report form?
  • For an online report, fill out a form on-line at www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/report-accident. You can print the form before you submit it.
  • If a Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy completed the investigation and report, you can get a copy at the Sheriff’s Office located at 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock or at the Highlands Ranch Substation located at 9250 Zotos Drive in Highlands Ranch.
  • If the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office did not investigate the crash, then at the office of the law enforcement agency that did complete the report.
Additional information you should know:
  • All forms must be completed and returned to the state within 10 days of the accident
  • Inform your insurance company about the accident and follow their instructions
  • Make a photocopy of the report before sending it to the state, if not, completed online
  • Reports submitted online will not be investigated by a law enforcement agency