South Dakota Accident Records
The South Dakota Office of Accident Records maintains a database of motor vehicle traffic crash information for public roadways.
By retrieving and processing statistics from statewide crashes, we can better identify problems, assist in countermeasures and evaluate solutions to improve roadway safety in South Dakota.
Purchase an Accident Report
Our Office provides crash records and accident reports upon request for individuals, insurance agents, law enforcement and others in compliance with Marsy’s Law. Find and purchase an accident report now.
Pursuant to South Dakota Attorney General Official Opinion No. 16-02, dated December 5, 2016, state and local government entities may release accident reports to the public without violating Article VI, §29 of the South Dakota Constitution. Once a crash report is submitted by the investigating law enforcement agency and accepted into the South Dakota Accident Records Database, the Office of Accident Records will place an automatic three calendar day hold on the release of the document to any party to allow for potential victims to exercise their rights under Marsy's Law. Find more information on Victims’ Rights and Marsy’s Law.
Links & Resources
If you’ve been in an accident, the Department of Public Safety is here to help. See the links below for more traffic safety information and resources for those who’ve experienced a motor vehicle crash.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS)
- Crash Assistance Program
- South Dakota Office of Highway Safety
- South Dakota Driving Records
- Marsy’s Law