Requesting Public Crash Records & Data in Florida
Official Crash Records
By law, the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is the official custodian of the crash reports and is responsible for statewide crash data collection and dissemination. The numbers they report are the official numbers.
Crash reports that reveal the personal information concerning the parties involved in the crash and that are held by any agency that regularly receives or prepares information from or concerning the parties to motor vehicle crashes are confidential and exempt from the provisions of Section 119.07(1), F.S. for a period of 60 days after the date the report is filed. (Section 316.066 (2)(a), F.S.)
Crash Report Form: For a copy of your crash report form, contact FLHSMV at www.FloridaCrashPortal.gov. You may also submit public records requests for additional data to CrashRecords@flhsmv.gov or by phone at (850) 617-3416 option 1.
Public FLHSMV Crash Data
The FLHSMV provides crash data for all general data requests (including reports for a county, multiple counties, or the entire state):
FLHSMV Traffic Crash Facts contains reports with official crash statistics.
FLHSMV Florida Crash Dashboard provides general crash statistics in Florida.
You may submit public records requests for additional data to CrashRecords@flhsmv.gov or by phone at (850) 617-3416 option 1.
Public FDOT Data for Safety Analysis
To support the identification, evaluation, and planning of safety enhancements the FDOT State Safety Office maintains a database of the crash data from the crash report forms filed with the FLHSMV, and further processes the crash records to determine exact locationsto support location-based analysis, listings, and summaries of crash data on the State Highway System and other public roadways. This enables the development of highway safety construction improvements projects which may be implemented utilizing Federal Aid Highway funds. Any document displaying this notice shall be used only for the purposes deemed appropriate by the Florida Department of Transportation. See Title 23, United States Code, Section 407.
Mapping Crash History at a Specific Location: To obtain this crash data FDOT processes to support safety analysis, FDOT offers a publicly available self-service and map-based query tool, the State Safety Office Geographic Information Systems (SSOGis) Query Tool. The FDOT Open Data Hub also displays data from the SSOGIS and features other data layers pertinent for further safety analysis. More information about these and other tools are available at Crash Data Systems and Mapping.
Requesting Crash History at a Specific Location: If the above self-service mapping tools do not meet your needs for performing roadway safety analysis, you may submit a data request by email, phone, or regular mail. To request by email, please send your request to FDOT.CrashData@dot.state.fl.us . To request by phone please call the FDOT State Safety Office Crash Records and Research Administrator at (850) 414-4007. To request by regular mail, please send requests to FDOT State Safety Office Crash Records, 605 Suwannee St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450, MS 53.
Florida Uniform Traffic Crash Form Manual
- Produced by Florida Highway Safety Motor Vehicles
- Explains contents of the Florida Traffic Crash Report
- Event Page
- Vehicle Page
- Person Page
- Narrative Page
- Diagram Page
Thank you to FDOT District One for portions of this page, adapted from the Safety Academy.
Page updated: October 4, 2021