Vehicle crash reports are covered by South Dakota open records statute and are maintaned in our database for a period of 15 years.
Debit and credit card customers using the online system receive their report(s) immediately if the report is available for purchase. There is a $4 fee to locate and provide the crash report and a $6 convenience fee to purchase the online crash report. You may not be able to locate a crash report if the following conditions apply:
In order to obtain a copy of a State of South Dakota crash report, a person must be able to provide at least two of the following:
If you don't have this information, please reach out to the Law Enforcement Agency that investigated the crash to obtain these details.
If you do not wish to purchase the online report today and would like to mail your request, download and fill out the mail-in form. Mail-in requests can only be purchased using cash, check or money order.
Since 2011, the Office of Highway Safety and the Department of Public Safety have compiled annual statistical data on crashes that occur on South Dakota's roads and highways. This data provides the basic information necessary for developing effective highway and traffic safety programs for local, state and federal agencies.
The following reports include information about vehicle and motorcycle crashes in a variety of situations such as seat belt use, alcohol related, weather related, road conditions and time of day for both fatal and non-fatal crashes. These reports also include trending for year and age of drivers as well as county and city statistics.
Summaries are compiled and published by June 30 of each calendar year for the previous year. Choose your year to download the summary.
Data updated April 15 annually. Choose a year to download data in pipe-delimited format.
The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety (SDOHS) provides public education and support to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from roadway crashes.
The South Dakota Office of Accident Records maintains this site to allow the public to purchase vehicle crash reports and download crash data.