Colorado law requires that all motor vehicle accidents be reported to the proper law enforcement authorities. In some circumstances, you may be able to report your accident online to the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.
To file a report using the State of Colorado Online Accident Report, the accident must meet each of the following criteria:
No fatality or injury requiring medical attention was sustained by any person(s) involved in the accident
The accident is not an alleged hit and run, or it is an alleged hit and run, and there is no information on the other driver involved in the accident
The accident does not involve damage to any public property other than wildlife
No drivers involved in the accident are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or have insurance or driver's license violations
This report should also be used when "Accident Alert" was in effect at the time the accident occurred. "Accident Alert" is defined as those times when weather conditions are so severe that officers are unable to respond to the large volume of motor vehicle crashes.
PLEASE NOTE: The Grand Junction Police Department does not manage, maintain, or have access to crash reports filed through the State system. Any requests for support with this system should be directed to the Department of Revenue at (303)205-5600.
HINT: Be sure to print a copy of your online accident report for your own records or for your insurance company prior to submitting the report. Once submitted, there is no option to print.