Police Records & Accident Reports

Police Chief

David Rausch
chiefofpolice@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-7000

800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915

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Records Supervisor
Donna Patty
dpatty@knoxvilletn.gov
865-215-7511

The Records Unit is located at:

Police Headquarters
800 Howard Baker Jr Ave.
Knoxville, TN  37915

For reports or questions, please call 865-215-7231

Crime reports, DUI reports, Criminal Records checks and other services are available Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:15 pm.

The process for obtaining an Accident Report:

1. You may bring your Accident Report number to the Knoxville Police Department Records Unit and obtain a copy for $0.15 per page.
2. You may mail your Accident Report number to the Knoxville Police Department Records Unit with payment of $0.15 per page and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and the report will be mailed to you. 
3. BuyCrash.com is a state website where you can obtain a copy of your accident report for a $10 fee.

The process for obtaining a Crime or Incident Report:

1. You may bring your Report number to the Knoxville Police Department Records Unit and obtain a copy for $0.15 per page.
2. You may mail your Report number to the Knoxville Police Department Records Unit with payment of $0.15 per page and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and the report will be mailed to you. 

The Knoxville Police Department Records Unit strongly advises you to call ahead to confirm availability and cost of reports.   Please allow 48 hours for reports to process.

Criminal Records checks (background checks) are $10, cash or check. The Records Unit requires a government issued photo ID and a social security card in order to complete the check.

KPD Private Property Traffic Accident Report 


The Private Property report is for drivers and their respective insurance companies.  Copies should not be sent to the Records Unit.

KPD Private Property Traffic Accident Report [PDF]