If you got hurt in an auto accident or suffered property loss in Aurora, Illinois, you may need to get a copy of the police report for your records or insurance. In this article, we’ll discuss exactly how to obtain a traffic crash or other police report in Aurora.
The Aurora Police Department records staff manages all Aurora police records and processes all records requests, including reports, citations, arrest warrants and expungements. To obtain these, contact the Aurora Records Division. The records department is located in the lobby of the Aurora Police Department at:
Aurora Police Department
1200 E. Indian Trail
Aurora, IL 60505
The department is open for walk-up requests from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, although after-hours requests can be directed to the front desk officer on duty. The records department is closed on weekends and holidays. After-hours voicemails and emails will be directed to the records department staff on the next business day.
The records manager is Alyssa Bockman, and she may be reached by phone during office hours at 630-256-5722. Costs for reports and records vary depending on the information requested.
Requesting a Crash Report
To obtain a copy of a crash report, you can request one in person at the address above for $5. You may also request traffic accident reports online at https://policereports.lexisnexis.com/. If you have problems with the website, call 1-866-215-2771 for assistance.
At the time of the crash, the responding officer who took the report should give all drivers involved a two-sided card with an online address; information about the crash, including the date, report number, other drivers involved, and the police agency; and instructions on how to obtain the driver information exchange at the web address listed above. The Driver Information Exchange Form is free of charge.
Driver Information Exchange Instructions:
- Select the “search” button.
- Fill in the crash data for the report you need.
- Create an ID or log in with your existing ID, if you have one.
- If a report is available, the site will display a Free Drivers Exchange link.
- Select “add to cart” for the link.
- On the purchase page, enter the requested information, including your date of birth. To get a free exchange report, you must use an involved driver’s birth date.
- Select “View Your Cart,” review the order, and select the “Checkout” button.
- Provide a reference number and billing information if needed and select “Continue.”
- Select the “Purchase and Download Report” button and the Drivers Exchange Report will open as a PDF file in a new window.
- Save or print your report.
- Requesting Other Police Reports
To obtain a report other than a crash report in Aurora, including incident police reports, warrants, and citations, you will need to make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The State of Illinois policy is, “that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government.” 5 ILCS §140/1. As a result, the Illinois FOIA law allows everyone to have access to Illinois public records to promote accountability and transparency at all levels of government.
You can make a FOIA request for an Aurora police report or record by mail, fax, or through the city’s online portal. For requests by mail or fax, you will need to download and complete the form and send it to:
3770 McCoy Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
Both the online and paper forms request your personal contact information and a description of the record you would like. This includes the title or type of report, a date range, and any specific information you can provide. The city may charge you for the information requested but will provide an estimate of costs before doing so.
If you or a loved one got involved in a crash, injury, or other incident involving the police, and you need help obtaining police records or information, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers for a free consultation. Our attorneys have been helping people injured in Aurora for decades.