Copies of accident reports can be obtained from the Fargo Police Department's Records Bureau for a fee. You may mail, fax or submit your request in person. The requester must be a party to the accident (i.e. the individual involved or the insurance agency.) After we receive the fee, form and proper information, we will fax the report to you if a fax number is provided; otherwise, we will mail you the report.
- $7.00 for a full report (Requester must be party to the accident)
- $5.00 for the back page of the report, which includes the diagram of the accident scene and the officer's narrative (Requester must be party to the accident).
- $2.00 for the front page of the report which includes parties to the accident information (If the requester is not a party to the accident some information is redacted).
The Records Bureau can email the results of your request if an email address is provided. Accident reports still require payment even if the report is emailed; however, criminal reports are free if emailed and no redaction is required, as long as it doesn’t take more than an hour to compile the information.
Major credit and debit cards are accepted in person or over the phone for payment with a minimum charge of $2.00.
Copies of reports may also be certified if needed for no additional cost. This service needs to be requested at the time of the submission of the request.
Information in incident crime reports and accident reports may be redacted based on both North Dakota open records laws as well as Fargo Police Department policy. If information is redacted from the report a "redaction reason form" is included so the requester knows why the information was taken out. Most information that is redacted is due to domestic violence, juvenile or Marsy's Law situations. Suspect information is no longer redacted from reports, regardless if they were charged or not.