Fill Out an Accident and Insurance Report Form
Be as accurate as you can. Give as much information as you can about where, when and how the crash happened. Include all of your contact information and your liability insurance company. The accident will be listed on the driving record of those drivers involved in the accident who meet the reporting requirements. To acquire the necessary form:
If you are the driver or owner of a vehicle in an accident that must be reported, your report must show the name of your liability insurance company, not the insurance agent or agency, and the policy number. The insurance coverage you report is checked by DMV with the insurance company shown on the report.
If you did not have liability insurance at the time of the accident, your driving privileges will be suspended for one year. You must then file proof of future responsibility (SR-22)
before your driving privileges will be reinstated.
An SR-22 filing is required for three years after the suspension ending date even if you were not at fault in the accident.
Insurance companies and agents must tell DMV about any accident where they have reason to believe a driver is uninsured. If the information is correct, the uninsured drivers driving privileges will be suspended for one year. After that, they will be under the future responsibility law for three years. This law applies even if the damage is $1,500 or less.
- Keep a Copy for Your Records
Under Oregon law ORS 802.220(5), DMV can not provide you a copy of your accident report. If you wish to have a complete copy of your report (front and back), you will need to make a copy for your records.
- Deliver a Completed Form to DMV
Deliver your completed Accident and Insurance Report Form to any DMV office or mail the form to:
Accident Reporting Unit
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem OR 97314