Carfax offers copies of accident reports online
July 10, 2013
The Joplin Police Department has announced that it is utilizing fee generated services through Carfax to make accident reports accessible to citizens online.

If a citizen is involved in an accident and an accident report is completed, he or she may get the report online by going here. The report is accessible by entering the last name of the person involved, date of incident, and the accident report number. The service allows the citizen the ability to obtain the accident report in the convenience of home or workplace without having to come to the police department to obtain the copy, although that still remains a less expensive option.

For the accident report Carfax will charge a convenience fee of $5.50 in addition to the police departmentís charge of $2. Before searching for a report, Carfax suggests waiting 5-7 business days.

"Our goal with offering this service is to make obtaining these reports more convenient for the persons involved in the crash," said Lt. Matt Stewart.

The service is offered by Carfax for law enforcement agencies in a majority of states. In Missouri those agencies include: Excelsior Springs Police Department, Iron County Office of Sheriff, Jefferson City Police Department, Joplin Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Springfield Police Department. For a complete list go here.

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