An individual can submit a written request to the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Records Division by mail, e-mail, fax or in-person to receive a copy of an accident report at no charge.
During the 84th Legislative Session, Texas Transportation Code §550.065 now allows for the release of a crash report on written request to any person directly concerned in the accident or having proper interest therein, including:
(A) Any person involved in the accident
(B) The authorized representative of any person involved in the accident
(C) A driver involved in the accident
(D) An employer, parent or legal guardian of a driver involved in the accident
(E) The owner of a vehicle or property damaged in the accident
(F) A person who has established financial responsibility for a vehicle involved in the accident in a manner described in Texas Transportation Code 601.501, including a policyholder of a motor vehicle
(G) An insurance company that issued an insurance policy covering a vehicle involved in the accident
(H) An insurance company that issued a policy covering any person involved in the accident
(I) A person under contract to provide claims or underwriting to a person described in sections (F), (G) or (H)
(J) A radio or television station that holds a license issued by the Federal Communications Commission
(K) A newspaper that is a free newspaper of general circulation or qualified under Section 2051.044, Government Code, to publish legal notices; published at least once a week; and available and of interest to the general public in connection with the dissemination of news
(L) Any person who may sue because of death resulting from the accident
(M) Any agency of the United States, this state (Texas), or a local government of this state (Texas)
Persons or entities who do not meet the criteria will receive a redacted copy of the crash report. If the staff of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Records Division cannot determine if the person requesting the crash report is directly concerned in the accident or having proper interest in the accident, the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Records Division may ask the requesting individual to provide information in writing regarding their interest in the accident and/or who they represent in the accident.
It is recommended that the report number also be provided (if known) to assist personnel from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Records Division in finding the requested accident report.
To request information from this governmental body, please contact:
By mail to or in person at:
Tarrant County Sheriff 's Office
200 Taylor Street, 6th floor
Fort Worth, TX 76196
By fax to: 817-884-2939
By email to: TCSO_Records@tarrantcounty.com
If you have any questions, please contact the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Records Division
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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