LexisNexis Active for Obtaining Vehicle Accident Reports

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is announcing that copies of vehicle accident reports can once again be accessed through the LexisNexis portal located on the City of Charlotte’s website.
CMPD Public Affairs

Copies of accident reports will still be available at the Law Enforcement Center (601 E. Trade St.) Records Desk and at CMPD Division Offices. Citizens must have valid government-issued photo identification and complete a 'Request for Motor Vehicle Crash Report Form' prior to obtaining accident reports in person. Due to the requirements of the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, requestors must certify that they are qualified to receive the information prior to obtaining a copy of the report, either in person or through LexisNexis.


Persons qualified to obtain a copy of an accident report include, but are not limited to:

      • Operators of a vehicle involved in a crash;
      • Registered owners of a vehicle involved in a crash; and
      • Passengers in a vehicle involved in a crash.


LEXIS NEXIS can be found at charlottenc.gov/CMPD.


A list of steps for using LexisNexis is here: LexisNexis Reports Citizen Steps.pdf