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If the crash was investigated by the Georgia State Patrol, you may contact a local State Patrol Post or the Open Records Unit. For all other crash reports, you would need to contact the Crash Reporting Unit for the Georgia Department of Transportation.To obtain records from the Georgia Department of Public Safety, you would make an Open Records Act requests (under O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) to:Georgia Department of Public SafetyAttn: Open Records UnitP.O. Box 1456Atlanta, GA 30371orFax your request to(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>In your request you would provide:Your full nameYour mailing addressYour contact telephone number (and fax number if available)The names of the subjects or victims of the investigation or reportThe records being requestedThe Georgia county or city where the incident occurredThe date of the investigation or incident associated with your requestThe crash report number or incident report number, if known If you are unsure who took the report, you can contact the DPS Open Records Unit at(NNN) NNN-NNNNto see if you should make a request with them to see if they have an accident report.
If they do have it, you can just fill out the following form and send it to them:
http://dps.georgia.gov/sites/dps.georgia.gov/files/imported/vgn/images/portal/cit_11783501/11811476DPS-536%20Accident%20Report%20Release%20Form.pdfIf you have any other questions on anything I have said, or need additional clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.If you do not need any further help, I would be most grateful if you could provide a positive rating so that I may receive credit for my time in assisting you.Have a wonderful rest of your day.
I apologize that you felt the need to rate bad service. If you would like to provide me with the department that took the report, or the location where the report was taken, I can give you the exact number and the amount you would need to pay to the police station in order to get the report. Otherwise, if you would prefer that I opt out for a different expert, please ask and I would be happy to do this for you.
If, however, you have no idea who took the report, and you don't mind spending $11 more than you would otherwise, you can also use a service to be able to do this for you. A good example of this is:
Please know that I cannot help you if you do not respond to me, as I do not know what it is that you know.
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