MV Crash Reports

When Should You File A Report

You should file a report if you’re the operator of a vehicle involved in a crash where the damage to any one vehicle or property is over $1000, or if there is an injury to any person, even if a police officer was on the scene. You should file the report within 5 days of the date of the crash.

When Should You Not File A Report

You should not file a report if the crash occurred on a private road, driveway, private parking lot or other private way.

Why This Report Is Important

Data from this report is used for many purposes including:

  • Identifying locations with a large number of crashes.
  • Improving dangerous highways and intersections.
  • Developing highway safety public information programs.
  • Developing programs to save lives and reduce highway injuries.

Your Report Form

Massachusetts MV Crash Report Form

Use this form to report a motor vehicle crash.

  • Mail or Deliver one copy to the local police department in the city or town where the crash occurred.
  • Mail or Fax one copy to your insurance agency. AND
  • Mail one copy to the RMV.
  • Keep one copy for your records.

Request Police Crash Report

In addition to reports being available through the Records Division, either in person or through this site, the Dover Police Department is proud to partner with to provide online access to all Dover, Massachusetts crash reports. All crash reports will be available 72 hours after the crash occurs, except for fatal crashes and crashes under investigation. Fatal crash reports must be retrieved in person at the Dover Police Department.

All requests from businesses for Dover, Massachusetts crash reports will be referred to

Crash Reports can be instantly downloaded for a nominal fee from by clicking here. Requests can also be submitted to the Records Division at no charge by clicking here, which will be responded to within 10 days.