Getting a copy of an accident report
If you're in an accident, you need to report this to the police, who will complete an accident report. If in future you need to get hold of the accident details or a copy of the Accident Report, you should find out whether the accident report is kept at:
The SAPS keeps accident reports for all accidents where a criminal case has been opened. Contact the police station in the area that the accident took place for more information.
Accident reports for accidents that happened in the area of the City of Cape Town where there is no criminal case opened are kept by the city.
For accidents that happened in the jurisdiction of the City of Cape Town, you can contact:
Tel: 021 812 4449/53/54
All other accident reports are kept by the Department of Transport and Public Works.
How to obtain an accident report from the Department:
|Government Body:||(Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government)|
Copies of accident reports from the Department of Transport and Public Works and the City of Cape Town cost R165.
- What to do at a road crash scene (Public Information)
- What to do if you’ve been involved in a road accident (Service)
- Road Accident Fund (Fund)
- Road Accident Fund Act (Act) (File type: pdf; size: 52.34 KB)