Crash reports are filed by the Helena Police Department for vehicle crashes within the City of Helena. For crashes occurring outside the city limits, or investigated by another agency, contact the Montana Highway Patrol at (406) 444-3278.
Crash reports may only be disseminated to the person(s) listed on the report written by the assigned police officer, including property owners, insurance companies, vehicle drivers, vehicle owners, etc. Reports can be picked up in person at the Law Enforcement Center, or by mail. There is a fee to obtain a copy of a crash report. If requested through the mail, the following must be included in the request:
- a copy of their driver’s license
- a self-addressed, stamped envelope
- a check made out to the Helena Police department for $5.00
If insurance agencies or attorneys request crash reports and are not listed as an involved party on the report, requests must be accompanied by an authorization to release form or assignment of rights, signed by the party involved. Request must be submitted on company letterhead, to ensure identity.
Crash reports can also be obtained through CrashDocs.org.
The Support Services Records Division WILL NOT fax call for service or crash reports records due to the uncertainty of the recipient’s fax, and due to the costs involved in doing so.