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Each driver involved in an Illinois traffic crash must file a crash report if the crash caused a death, bodily injury, or more than $1,500 of property damage when all drivers are insured. If any driver does not have insurance, the threshold remains $500. If a police officer does not appear on the scene, you need to file a report with the local police department, sheriff's office, or Illinois State Police as soon as possible.
If you were involved in a traffic crash on an Illinois Toll Way, please contact ISP District 15 at (630) 241-6800.
If you were involved in a traffic crash occurring on a freeway in the Chicago metro area (Cook County), you can file a report in person with a trooper within ten days of the incident. Motorists should exchange information and be prepared to provide drivers license information, vehicle registration, proof of liability insurance, and call back phone numbers for any drivers not present for follow up investigation by troopers. Hit and run crashes are also investigated by these patrol troopers, who are dispatched to the following local police departments between the hours of 10am and 2pm, and 7pm to 3am Monday through Fridays. Desk reports are taken anytime on Saturdays and Sundays:
  • Chicago Police Department 1st District located at 1718 S. State Street, Chicago IL
  • Chicago Police Department 5th District located at 727 E. 111th Street, Chicago IL
  • Chicago Police Department 11th District located at 3151 W. Harrison, Chicago IL
  • Chicago Police Department 16th District located at 5151 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL
  • Lansing Police Department, located at 2710 S. 170th Street, Lansing, IL
  • Northfield Police Department located at 350 Walnut, Northfield, IL
  • Oak Forest Police Department located at 15440 Central Ave, Oak Forrest, IL
  • Summit Police Department located at 5810 S. Archer Road, Summit, IL
  • Westchester Police Department located at 10300 Roosevelt Road, Westchester, IL
Upon arrival at an above listed police station, motorists should call (847) 294-4400 to advise that they are in need of a trooper at the respective location for a desk report. Motorists can also file crash reports anytime at ISP District Chicago located at 9511 West Harrison Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016.
Obtaining Copies of Traffic Crash Reports On-line
If you would like to request, pay for, and receive your redacted crash report via e-mail, use E-PAY.

Note: If you would like an unredacted copy of a traffic crash report, please send a subpoena or an order signed by a judge along with your request by regular mail as indicated below.
E-PAY cannot be used to obtain unredacted traffic crash reports.
Obtaining Copies of Traffic Crash Reports or Traffic Crash Reconstruction Reports By Mail

All requests for crash reports will be governed by the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 ILCS 140/1, and you will be receiving a redacted version of the requested records. However, if you would like an unredacted copy of a crash report or traffic crash reconstruction report, please send a subpoena or an order signed by a judge along with your request to the Illinois State Police as follows:

  1. Submit a written request containing as much of the following information as possible:
    • Agency Crash Report Number- located in the upper right corner of your Driver's Information Exchange document
      Date of the Crash
      Location of the Crash
      Names of Involved Parties- drivers and passengers

    • Include a check or money order in the amount of $5.00 for a traffic crash report or $20.00 for a traffic crash reconstruction report made payable to “Illinois State Police.”
      Do not send cash.

      Note: If you are sending a subpoena with your request, please be advised an additional $20.00 subpoena processing fee must be included.

    • Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope

    • Mail the written request to:

      Illinois State Police
      Patrol Records Unit
      801 South 7th Street, Suite 600-M
      Springfield, Illinois 62703

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