RENO — As a convenience for the public, a new service offered by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) has streamlined the process of obtaining traffic accident reports. The sheriff’s office, in partnership with the Carfax Police Crash Assistance Program, is now offering accident reports online.
Residents are now able to quickly and conveniently obtain a copy of their traffic accident reports from any Internet-accessible computer. The reports are stored electronically in a highly secure database and available for purchase through Carfax at www.washoesheriff.com.
Individuals involved in a traffic accident are given a unique case number by the deputy at the scene. This case number, along with the date of the accident, will be needed to access the report, which is generally available within three to five days of the accident. Carfax charges a $5 fee to provide access to residents so they can view, save, print and email their accident report.
This new online service also provides added convenience for the public to quickly send the reports to insurance companies without the expense of time and travel needed when driving to the sheriff’s office.
For more information about Carfax, go to www.carfax.com.