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How To Request A Report or Register

The processing time for traffic reports is usually 5 to 7 business days, excluding weekends and holidays.  Some reports may take up to ten business days. Injury and fatal collision investigations may take several days to weeks to complete. 

Report Fees

  • Accident reports are a flat fee of $7.00.  Crime and incident reports are free of charge.  An additional fee will be charged by Lexis Nexis for online payment of reports.
  • A check or money order payable to the City of Bakersfield for the cost of the report must be received before the request is processed.

Online Requests

  • To request a copy of a traffic accident report online, click here.
  • To request a copy of any of the following, click here.
    - Crime/incident report
    - Call for Service on specific date/to specific location.
    - Call for Service activity at a particular location over a time period.
    - Report of specific types of calls/incidents during a period of time.
    - Any other Records Request.

In Person Requests

Reports may be purchased in person at the Police Department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mail Requests

Reports may be obtained by mail by sending a written request to the Bakersfield Police Department.  The request will include the Case Number, date the incident was reported, the name(s) of party(s) involved, and a telephone number to contact the requestor. Payment must be included if the requested report is a traffic collision.


Registration Unit

If you are court ordered to register as an offender, you must contact the Registration Unit at 661-326-3966 to schedule an appointment.  If you do not schedule an appointment prior to coming to the Registration Unit, you may incur a long wait and may be required to schedule for a later time or day. The Bakersfield Police Department Registration Unit is located at 1601 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield. The hours for the Registration Unit are Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Offenses that may require registration include sex, arson, narcotics, and gang. 

Further Report Information

Most calls will be returned within 24 hours, Monday through Friday and between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Crime report and records request line 661-326-3854 
  • Traffic report request line 661-326-3883