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City of Colorado Springs / Police / Explore SERVICES / Report a Minor Traffic Accident



Cold Reporting A Minor Traffic Accident

In order to file a cold report for a minor traffic accident, one of the following situations must apply: 

CSPD was on Accident Alert  The Wreck was on Private Property  There was less than $1000 in total damages to all involved vehicles
  • No one died or was hurt, and;
  • There was no drugs or alcohol involved, and;
  • The wreck did not damage public property (e.g., a road sign, utility pole, etc.), and;
  • All drivers in the accident are still there and everyone agrees to and has vehicle and insurance information to exchange.   
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  • No one died or was hurt,
  • and;
  • There was no drugs or alcohol involved, and;
  • All drivers in the accident are still there and everyone agrees to and has vehicle and insurance information to exchange, and;
  • There is no major damage to another's property (e.g., vehicle wrecked into a  building)  
  • No one died or was hurt, and;
  • There was no drugs or alcohol involved, and;
  • All drivers in the accident are still there and everyone agrees to and has vehicle and insurance information to exchange, and;
  • No one asks for a police officer to take the report. 

You can file your report either online or mail the completed form to the Colorado Motor Vehicle Division. (Click here for tips on filing a report). CSPD can't accept the completed forms you must send them to the State.

NOTE:If someone hit your car in a parking lot or while it was parked on a city street and left without leaving their information (Hit & Run) and you or a witness do not know or have:

  • The other driver’s name and description
  • The other vehicle’s license plate number

You will need to make your report over the counter or online.  

Colorado State Patrol Online Minor Crash Report Colorado State Patrol Minor Accident Form