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Accident Reports

About Accident Reports

When a law enforcement agency responds to a motor vehicle crash, a Minnesota Law Enforcement State Accident Report may be completed.  Accident reports are considered confidential.  Accident reports are only released to, or be viewed by, involved individuals, identified on the report, with proper identification or by their designated representative.  All reports are processed in accordance with Minnesota Data Privacy and Practices Law.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office prepares traffic collision reports in compliance with Minnesota Statute 169.09 and Department Policy.

The Minnesota Law Enforcement State Accident Report is not the same as the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Report. Every driver in a crash involving $1,000 or more in property damage, injury or death, must download, complete and mail in the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Report (PDF)

This completed form must be sent to this address within 10 days:

DVS / Accident Records
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 181
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-5181

Failure to provide this information is a misdemeanor under Minnesota Statute 169.09, subdivision 7.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office does not release reports created by the Minnesota State Patrol, University of Minnesota Police Department, Metro Transit Police Department, Saint Paul Police Department, or any surrounding suburban police departments.

Requesting a Report

When requesting a report, please provide a case number (CN) whenever possible.  Case numbers help expedite the process.  If a case number is not available, please provide as much information as possible (date, time, location, names of persons involved, etc.). 

In Person Requests

  • Appear in person at the Sheriff’s Patrol Station (located at 1411 Paul Kirkwold Drive, Arden Hills, Minnesota 55112).  Patrol Station hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, excluding holidays.

Written Requests

Mail your request to:

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Records Unit
1411 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, Minnesota 55112

The request must include a:

  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope 
  • A money order made or check payable to Ramsey County

Allow 4-6 days for delivery


Credit/debit cards are not accepted.  Cash, check, and money orders are accepted.  Money orders must be payable to: Ramsey County.

  • A fee of .25 per page is charged.

More Information

For more information, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Station at 651-266-7300.


Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Minnesota's First Law Enforcement Agency - Established 1849

Sheriff Matt Bostrom