You should file a report if you’re the operator of a vehicle involved in a crash where the damage to any one vehicle or
property is over $1000, or if there is an injury to any person, even if a police officer was on the scene. You should file
the report within 5 days of the date of the crash.
WHEN SHOULD YOU NOT FILE A REPORT
You should not file a report if the crash occurred on a private road, driveway, private parking lot or other private way.
WHY THIS REPORT IS IMPORTANT
Data from this report is used for many purposes including:
Identifying locations with a large number of crashes.
Improving dangerous highways and intersections.
Developing highway safety public information programs.
Developing programs to save lives and reduce highway injuries.
Mail or Deliver one copy to the local police department in the city or town where the crash occurred. Mail one copy to your insurance agency. AND Mail one copy to the RMV. Keep one copy for your records.
REQUEST POLICE CRASH REPORT
As a service to our residents and the business community, the Dover Police Department is proud to partner with GetCrashReports.com to provide online access to all Dover, Massachusetts crash reports. All crash reports will be available 72 hours after the crash occurs, except for fatal crashes and crashes under investigation. Fatal crash reports must be purchased at the Dover Police Department.
All requests from businesses for Dover, Massachusetts crash reports will be referred to GetCrashReports.com. Dover Police will not provide crash reports to businesses unless a specific crash report cannot be located on the GetCrashReports.com website, or is a walk-in public records request.
GetCrashReports.com provides access to both reportable and non-reportable crash reports within one hour of report completion. Follow the below instructions to locate a report:
Go to GetCrashReports.com and click the Start button
Select the State in Box A for desired report
Enter Search Values in Box B: (report number, person name or town name)
Enter optional Date Range in Box C
Click the Next Step button
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