You are trying to understand what happened in your recent Des Moines car accident. You, understandably, want to know why you were hurt and you are eager to read the police report of the crash.

People who have been involved in a Des Moines car accident have three different ways in which to get copies of their Des Moines police accident report. Specifically, you can:

  • Go to and select state of Iowa, then Des Moines Police Department and fill out the requested information. A convenience fee must be paid to access the information.
  • Go to the Des Moines Police Station located at 25 East First Street in Des Moines between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., seven days a week. The fee for obtaining a police report in this way is currently $5.
  • Mail your request to the Des Moines Police Record Section, 25 East First Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 with your $5 fee.

It is important to remember that the police report alone does not establish liability, nor does it determine whether or not you should file a claim for your Des Moines accident injuries. Instead, it is important to talk to an experienced Des Moines car accident lawyer about your options and about the possible benefits of filing an Iowa car accident case.

For more information, please call our personal injury lawyers in West Des Moines today at 515-984-0091 and please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.