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About Crash Records and Crash Reporting

The Florida Traffic Crash Report (HSMV 90010S) is used by law enforcement officers in Florida to report traffic crashes to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). In accordance with section 316.066, Florida Statutes, the FLHSMV is responsible for the collection and dissemination of crash reports. This program is also responsible for the oversight of the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the annual publication of the Florida Traffic Crash Facts, required by section 316.069, Florida Statutes.

Sections 316.066 and 324.051, Florida Statutes, requires law enforcement officers to complete and submit both Long Form and Short Form Crash Reports (HSMV 90010S) to DHMSV within 10 days of the crash.  Crash reports can be completed and submitted in the following two ways:

  1. Law enforcement officers enter crash data using a Portable Computing Device on a FLHSMV-approved data collection software application product. Those reports are electronically submitted and adhere to FLHSMV’s XML standard. This is the preferred submission method for crash reports.  Electronic reporting allows for additional data validations to improve data quality, increase the timeliness of report submissions, and reduce the time spent by the officer completing the crash report.
  2. Law enforcement officers handwrite or type crash reports and mail them to the following address:

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
2900 Apalachee Parkway
Attn: Crash Records, Mail Stop 28
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500

For all questions and assistance, including agencies wishing to submit electronic traffic crash reports, procedural questions, testing information, and coordination and technical questions, please contact the FLHSMV Crash Records section at