There are two ways to obtain a Collision Report:
It is the goal of the Ashland Police Department to support and promote openness in government by releasing information in a timely and responsible manner. It is our obligation to protect the lives and property of the residents of Ashland and to ensure that those who stand accused of violating the law receive a fair trial.
Police Records are maintained for a variety of purposes. It is our duty to disseminate the records appropriately, always weighing the competing interests of all parties involved. It is important that we consider the need to know, right to know, and what is best for the public interest. Many police reports are not available for public release. In the event that a requested case is an open investigation, only the first page of the report can be released. Allow 5-7 business days for the report to be processed; you may call to see if the report is ready.
To visit us in person:
201 17th Street
Ashland, KY 41101
To reach us by telephone:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Monday through Friday (Closed on holidays)
The Staff Services Section of the Ashland Police Department consists of three Units:
Obtaining a Report
- Records: Provides records and retrieval services, including accident and incident reports.
- Property: Processes all found property and evidence seized in the city. To contact the property officer, please call 606-327-2062 between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
- Parking Enforcement: Enforces parking regulations in the city of Ashland, including parking meters, 2 hour parking and residential parking. Parking ticket payment may be made through the mail, in person at the City Cashier or in any of the red curb boxes in the downtown area.
There are three ways to obtain a police report. The first way is to come in person to the Police Department Records Section, request the needed report and pay the fee (10 cents per page).
The second way is to request a copy by mail. Print out the police report request form, fill it out, and mail it along with a check or money order payable to the City Cashier and a self-addressed stamp. If you cannot print the document, you may write a letter requesting the report. You must include the type of incident or accident, date and location of the incident and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please include payment for the copy.
The third option is to use the online retrieval system at www.buycrash.com.
The fees and requirements are set by KRS 189.635. Per KRS 189.635 to obtain a copy of a Vehicle Accident Report (Collision Report), you must be a party to the accident, the parent/guardian of a minor who is party to the accident, insurers of any party who is the subject of the report, or an attorney of the parties.
You will need the following information (given to you by the officer taking the report):
- Date of collision/accident
- Your Last Name
- Local incident/report code
- Officer Badge number
- Agency ORI